Almond Comfit

Almond Comfit features an unusual construction that has more in common with many shawl patterns than hats.

Beginning at the centre of the leaf motif at the front, and increasing within this pattern from just a few stitches to the full width from side edge to edge, the hat is worked from front to back. Reverse stockinette I-cord gives a neat, sturdy edge. Only one row of I-cord is worked for every 2 rows of the hat so it pulls in the edge without the need for any more complex shaping such as short rows. Closely worked decreases at the back create a slightly slouchy, gathered effect; the hat is completed by grafting together the few remaining stitches.



16 sts and 24 rows = 4" / 10cm in st st.


Available in three sizes.

Finished circumference of approx 19[21, 23]” / 48[53, 58]cm.

Shown with zero ease. Choose a size with some negative ease for a closer, less slouchy, fit.



Scrumptious Aran in Empire Biscuit, one skein.

Needles and notions

US 8 / 5mm 24" / 60cm or longer circular.

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