The Orbital Hat by Maren Odenthal is a fun, fisherman’s style hat, with a folded double brim and a spiralling texture created with simple cables. Needing just one hank of our lofty Lore yarn, this hat makes a perfect gift and is a fantastic way to add a pop of bright, cheerful colour to your handmade wardrobe.
This hat is knitted bottom up seamlessly in the round. The body’s swirling texture gets created with simple cables, starting with a double brim. Orbital can be worn with the brim folded up or down as you prefer.
The Orbital Hat is the sixth pattern from The Almanac Series II, a seasonal guide to knitting with The Fibre Co. yarns.
Crisp autumnal days are celebrated in our Yarn of the Month for October, Lore. This DK-weight yarn is woollen spun in our partner mill in the North of England for a light and lofty feel, providing a warm, hard-wearing yarn that is as fantastic for colour work as it is for garments and accessories in one beautiful shade.
Designer: Maren Odenthal
Design inspiration: Orbital Hat with Maren Odenthal
Collection: The Almanac Series II
- PDF of Orbital Hat knitting pattern
- 1 hank of The Fibre Co. Lore
- Free Project Bag from The Fibre Co.
1 hank of The Fibre Co. Lore (100% lambswool, 250 m (273 yds) per 100 g hank) in shade Happiness.
The photos show the hat in the shade Happiness. Choose from any shade of Lore as shown above.
Sizes and measurements:
S [M: L]
To fit head circumference: 46-51 [51-56: 56-61] cm (18-20 [20-22: 22-24] in)
Circumference: 45.5 [51.5: 57] cm (18.25 [20.5: 22.75] in)
Height above brim: 18.5 [21: 23.5] cm (7.25 [8.25: 9.25] in)
Brim height: 5 cm (2 in) in all sizes
Needles and notions required:
- Two sets of 3.25mm (US 3) 40 cm (16 in) circular needles
- 4mm (US 6) 40 cm (16 in) circular needle (or size to obtain gauge)
- 4mm (US 6) circular or double-pointed needles for working a small circumference in the round (or size to obtain gauge)
- Stitch marker
- Crochet hook
- Scrap yarn
- Darning needle
- Provisional cast on
- RPT (Right Purl Twist)
This is an advanced beginner pattern. For more specs, please go to the Orbital Hat pattern page.
You can also purchase items in this kit separately: Orbital Hat knitting pattern, Lore yarn and Project Bag from The Fibre Co.
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