Quince & Co Mansard Hat
Everyone needs a go-to cozy hat for fall, and we think you’ll find none finer than Mansard. Knitted in lofty, tweedy Owl, Cassie’s design starts off with a folded ribbed brim and gives way to lush honeycomb brioche. This irresistibly squishy stitch pattern traps air, making for an especially warm and insulative hat. Topped off with a plush pom pom and written in a range of three sizes, we can’t wait to knit a Mansard (or two, or three) ourselves.
16 (18, 21)” [40.5 (45.5, 53.5) cm] unstretched brim circumference; 7¼” [18.5 cm] height from folded brim to crown / Shown in size 18” [45.5 cm] / Suggested 2–3" [5–7.5 cm] negative ease at brim circumference
owl / 2 (2, 3) skeins Allagash (tweet) 371
40” circular needle in sizes US 6 and US 7 [4 and 4.5 mm]
18 sts and 36 rnds = 4” [10 cm] in Honeycomb brioche stitch with larger circ, after steam blocking
20 sts and 28 rnds = 4” [10 cm] in St st with larger circ, after steam blocking
Hat is worked in the round from the bottom up.
Long-tail cast on, magic loop, brioche knitting (links provided); decreasing, working in the round.
This pattern is a PDF and will be available for download at checkout