Beat Surrender peaked cap by Becky Skuse

Beat Surrender peaked cap

October 2011
Aran (8 wpi) ?
16 stitches and 23 rows = 4 inches
in st st on 5mm needles
US 8 - 5.0 mm
208 yards (190 m)
Adjustable. To fit up to 60cm head circumference.
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Updated October 2021:
Knitted baker boy hat pattern pdf – quick to customise the fit for women, men or teens.
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• Unisex style is the perfect gift for women, men or teens! Instructions explain how to personalise the fit by drawing up the cast-on edge to fit 54-60cm (21-23.5in) head circumference.

• Simple enough for beginners – the hat is worked in stocking/stockinette stitch with easy increases and decreases. There are separate instructions for working the hat in rounds OR rows (easier for novices). Plus there are plenty of photos.

• The pattern includes the option to make the hat using one of two tweed aran-weight yarns. You’ll need 2 balls of Rowan Felted Tweed Aran (the red hat in the photos), but 3 balls is enough for 2 hats. OR use 1 skein of Rowan Silky Tweed (the orange hat in the photos), but this yarn is discontinued.

• A4 digital pdf download pattern is available instantly, forever, and is easily printable. Pattern support is available if you need it – feel free to ask me questions! I’m based in the UK.

• Keep the sun out of your eyes by stiffening the peak into a visor using a piece of plastic or cardboard – you just need a small piece 12x22cm (4.75x8.5in). Pattern includes a template for the billed peak.

• If you’re making the hat in rows, you’ll need a pair of straight 5mm (US 8mm) needles. To make the hat in rounds, you’ll need a 5mm (US 8mm) circular needle and a set of 5mm (US 8mm) double-pointed needles.

Becky Skuse says: “My stylish baker boy hat is handy all year round for keeping the sun out of your eyes. The simple pattern is quick to work so you could make as many as you like! I used a wool-rich aran-weight yarn, which makes it lovely and cosy for winter. But you could use a cool cotton for a more summery hat. Designed for beginners, the pattern uses simple increases and decreases in stocking/stockinette stitch, plus you can choose to work the hat in rows or rounds.”