Victoria Sponge hat


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This knitting pattern for a quick, easy knit hat is perfect for gift knitting or instant gratification. It uses one strand of fingering-weight yarn and one strand of mohair for a light, fluffy fabric that feels like a cloud on your head.

The Victoria Sponge Hat is now available on Payhip, Etsy, and Ravelry! Here you’ll find links to all three platforms.

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About the Victoria Sponge Hat

I’ve been growing increasingly fascinated with baking over the last couple years. It scratches a lot of the same itches that knitting does for me – keeping my hands busy, instructions to follow that can usually be memorized after a couple rounds (or bakes), and having a tangible product at the end. So in 2020, all of my patterns are going to follow a theme: tasty baked goods. The Victoria Sponge Hat is first up!

If you’re looking for a quick, satisfying knit, the Victoria Sponge Hat will fit the bill. It works up quickly and has just enough texture to be interesting. Once it’s washed and blocked, it has a lightweight, fluffy feel that is perfect for brisk days down by the ocean. The two rows of garter and bobbles with a block of lace in the middle reminded me quite a bit of a Victoria sponge cake, so here we are.

Victoria Sponge Hat Specs and Details

SIZES
One Size

MATERIALS
Fingering weight yarn, 180 yds (165 m), and lace-weight silk-mohair yarn, 180 yds (165 m)

Recommended yarns: Long Dog Yarn Sock, colorway Grace; Eden Cottage Yarn Eldwick Lace, colorway Apricot Tulip

A note about yarn substitution: some of my testers who are allergic to mohair subbed in a suri yarn with good results. If you choose to sub yarns, make sure that least one of your yarns has a very fluffy finish, because this hat is knit at a loose gauge with the assumption that the mohair fibers will catch on each other and lend stability.

GAUGE
4” (10 cm) square = 17 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
Size G (4 mm) crochet hook (optional)
Tapestry needle for weaving in ends

SKILL LEVEL
Adventurous beginner to intermediate
Techniques: increases, decreases, bobbles, knitting in the round