A couple months ago, the kind folks over at Jimmy Beans Wool reached out to see if I’d be interested in making some kits for the Profiterole Hat. I’d been meaning to spruce up the pattern and grade it for additional sizes, so this seemed like just the push I needed to get things done.
And now it’s ready for you! Below you’ll find links to buy the kit or the pattern on its own, along with lots of info about yarn requirements, needles, skill level, the inspiration behind the pattern, and plenty of photos.
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Links to Buy the Kit and/or the Pattern
Jimmy Beans Wool
Click this link to find the full kit (pattern and yarn included) on the Jimmy Beans Wool site (affiliate link). This link also has links to buy the needles you’ll need!
Click this link to find the pattern only (no yarn) on Etsy
Click this link to find the pattern only (no yarn) on Payhip
Click this link to find the pattern only (no yarn) on Ravelry
About the Profiterole Hat
Few things cap off a satisfying meal quite like a profiterole. It’s creamy and airy and sometimes drizzled in chocolate, all of which is making me salivate just thinking about it.
This light, fluffy hat is similarly meant to be the perfect topper to your favorite outfit. It has just enough detail to be interesting without being a distraction from the other items you’re wearing, so it can blend well with your existing wardrobe while still being a fun addition.
This pattern has been tech edited and test knit. It includes a second PDF accessible for knitters with low vision, following guidelines from Ravelry’s Accessible Patterns group.
The Profiterole Hat was originally released as part of the February 2020 Wintervention Knitalong.
Profiterole Hat Specs and Details
|SIZES||Finished circumference 18.75” (47.5 cm), 20.5” (52 cm), 22.25” (56.5 cm), 24” (61 cm) Note: most people like their hats snug, so choose a finished hat size that is slightly smaller than your actual head|
|MATERIALS||Fingering weight yarn, 180-230 yds (165-210 m), held double with lace-weight silk-mohair yarn, 180-230 yds (165-210 m); alternatively, DK weight yarn, 180-230 yds (165-210 m), Cover photo shown knit in Eden Cottage Yarn Milburn 4-ply, 85% Bluefaced Leister wool, 15% silk, 218 yds (200 m) per 1.75 oz (50g), colorway Althaea, held double with Eden Cottage Yarn Eldwick Lace, 72% superkid mohair 28% mulberry silk, 459 yds (420 m) per 1.75 oz (50g), colorway Apricot Tulip All other photos shown knit in La Bien Aimee DK Merino, 100% Merino wool, 252 yds (230 m) per 4 oz (115 g), colorway Nadia|
|GAUGE||4” (10 cm) square = 18 stitches x 19 rows in stockinette after blocking|
|NEEDLES||One set of needles for your preferred style of small-circumference knitting in a size to match gauge listed above One set of needles three sizes smaller than the size used to achieve gauge Suggested needle sizes: US 8 (5 mm), US 5 (3.75 mm)|
|TOOLS||One stitch marker Tapestry needle for weaving in ends|
|SKILL LEVEL||Adventurous beginner to intermediate Techniques: increases, decreases, knitting in the round|
If you make your own Profiterole Hat, I’d love to see it! Feel free to drop a comment below with a link to where you’ve shared pictures.