I find myself constantly drawn to mini skeins of yarn. They are such a great way to expand my range of colors and to meet new yarn dyers. I’m also always interested in how the same set of colors can take on a different appearance.
I began experimenting with a modular garter stitch construction using mini skeins and stumbled into this whimsical design. With multiple styling options, COIN FLIP HAT seemed like the perfect name to express this quality. Flip a coin to choose how to vary stripe width and colors. Flip the hat around for a different style.
This hat is an equally great project to use a special mini skein set or to use up leftovers from other projects. This design is a blank canvas to create a unique lightweight hat for yourself or a friend. I can’t wait to see what you make.
Samples shown in May 2021 mystery yarn club color set called Dawn to Dusk.
A set of 5 20 g mini skeins is enough for any size, and it might be possible to make 2 hats from a 100 g set! Each hat requires 185-370 yd / 169-338 m (40-80 g).
Find full gallery images here.
This hat is designed for fingering weight mini skeins! agirlandherwool Sock, 75% Superwash Merino, 25% Nylon, 463 yd / 423 m per 100 g, or similar fingering weight yarn.
Sizes 1 (2, 3, 4, 5)
16” (17”, 18.5”, 20”, 21.5”) / 41 (43, 47, 51, 55) cm.
Choose a size 2-4” (5-10 cm) smaller than actual head size for a snug fit
Short: 8.2-8.5” (20.8-21.6 cm)
Tall: 10.2-10.5” (26-27 cm)
Finished height varies slightly based on length of rolled brim.
GAUGE & NEEDLES
26 stitches and 52 rows = 4″ (10 cm) in garter stitch
US 2 (2.75 mm) circular needle, 24” (60 cm) or size needed to get preferred gauge. The same size needle in 16” (40 cm) and 32” (80 cm) lengths may also be helpful.
Provisional cast-on, knit stitch, increasing stitches, decreasing stitches, join-as-you-go modular knitting
This modular reversible design is a written pattern with photo tutorials and includes a schematic and blank coloring page.
Tech Editing: Bronwyn Hahn
Yarn Support: agirlandherwool
Test knitting: Judy B., Pia B., Tammy B., Christen C., Cathleen F., Gwyneth G., Kim G., Sara G., Valerie J., Amber M., Tiffany N., Wendy NH., Renee S., Felicia T., Julie T., Katherine T., and Cera W.