Fernhill Hat by Kate Gagnon Osborn

Fernhill Hat

February 2022
Bulky (7 wpi) ?
13 stitches and 20 rows = 4 inches
in Body Chart
US 8 - 5.0 mm
US 10 - 6.0 mm
123 yards (112 m)
19.75” (50 cm) circumference, unstretched, 9.5” (24 cm) height.
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Introducing the Year of (Bulky) Hats!
We continue to be overwhelmed at the positive reception to our Year of Hats from 2019, and it was a no brainer to do it again in Germantown Bulky!

Fernhill is the February Hat you know and love, but somehow even squishier! The textured stitches look great in Germantown Bulky, and the patterns (worked from a chart) are repetitive and easy to memorize.

Worthy of Note
This hat begins with a provisional cast on, then a brim is worked in a K1, P1 Ribbing. After the brim is complete, the body and crown of the hat are worked in a texture stripe pattern from charts. A pom pom and custom leather tag complete the look.

The Body Chart is worked 8 times around, and the Crown Chart is worked 4 times around.


Kelbourne Woolens Germantown Bulky (100% N. American Wool; 123 yds/100 gm skein): natural 105, 1 skein.
13 sts + 20 rnds = 4” (10 cm) in Body Chart pattern on larger ndls, after blocking.
1 – 16” (40 cm) US 8 (5 mm) circular.
1 – 16” (40 cm) US 10 (6 mm) circular.
1 – set US 10 (6 mm) DPNs.
Check your gauge and adjust needle size(s) accordingly if necessary.
Size G crochet hook, waste yarn, stitch marker, tapestry needle, Kelbourne Woolens label.
19.75” (50 cm) circumference, unstretched, 9.5” (24 cm) height.
Knit purl patterning from charts, provisional cast on.

Useful Tips
Our preferred method of the provisional cast on is the crochet provisional cast-on. A full tutorial can be found here.

This cast on uses the same steps as the October Hat cast on (save for rearranging the stitches). Find a video tutorial on working the cast on here.

For a tutorial on working from charts, visit our tips and tricks here.

Images Linette Messina Kielinski

Edits (v1 only prior to 2/4):
Omit the “h” after the “;” in Rnd 1 of the Cast On.
Finishing should include: “Remove waste yarn at cast on.”