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Clyde Hat

Multi gauge top down reverse stockinette beanie
Meet Clyde, the rebel sibling to our classic Forth Hat pattern! Perfect for using up scraps, this top-down pattern will have you casting on instantly.



The Clyde Hat is written for multiple gauges, you can start knitting the hat with whichever needle size feels comfortable for you for the yarn you are using. 11 gauges between 7 and 2 stitches per inch / 2.5cm are included.


Clyde Hat includes 6 sizes and 11 gauges, so you can knit it with the yarn you prefer, to fit everyone. Use the included customisation spreadsheet to further customise the fit. Directions are included for a regular and turned up brim, and the top-down construction makes customising the length easy.

baby (B) [kid (K), adult (A), adult large (AL)]
To fit head circumference: 16 [18, 20, 22] (24, 26)” / 40 [45, 50, 55] (60, 65)cm.
Approximate finished circumference: 14 2/5 [16 1/5, 18, 19 4/5] (21 3/5, 23 2/5)” / 36 [40.5, 45, 49.5] (54, 58.5)cm.
Length: 5 [5 3/4, 6 1/4, 7 1/4] (8, 9)” / 12.5 [14.5, 15.5, 18] (20, 22.5)cm.



Fingering / 4ply to bulky weight yarn.

Exact yardage will depend on size, gauge and yarn used. 100-120g of yarn is enough for any size, gauge and yarn combination. 50g is enough for the version without a folded brim in most sizes and yarn weights, you may need more for larger sizes in chunky and bulky yarns or to add a pom-pom.

Shown in

Sport: Spincyle Dyed in the Wool (100% superwash American Wool, 200 yds, 50g) in Verba Volant.

Sport: Jill Draper Makes Stuff Mohonk (100% Cormo, 370 yds / 338m, 4 oz, 113g) in Cobalt.

Sport: Knitting for Olive Merino (100% merino, 250m, 50g) in Dark Cognac held with Knitting for Olive Soft Silk Mohair (70% mohair, 30% silk, 225m, 25g) Dark Cognac.

DK: marled sock yarn scraps. La Bien Aimee Tough Sock, Weku Merino 4ply, Hedgehog Fibers Sock, Hazel Knits Artisan Sock, The Uncommon Thread Tough Sock.

Worsted: Spincyle Dream State (100% superwash American Wool, 50g, 150 yds / 137) in Rosy Maple.

Needles and notions

The needle size that works best for your yarn will depend on your individual tension. The recommended needle size for the yarn is a good starting point.

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