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 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.


The finished circumferences are 18.75” (47.5 cm), 20.5” (52 cm), 22.25” (56.5 cm), and 24” (61 cm). Most people like their hats snug, so choose a finished hat size that is slightly smaller than your actual head.


You can make this hat with fingering weight yarn held double with lace weight silk mohair (180-230 yds of each), or a DK weight yarn (180-230 yds). I knit this sample in La Bien Aimee DK Merino, (100% Merino wool, 252 yds/230 m per 4 oz/115 g), in the colorway Nadia.

You'll need a set of small-circumference knitting needles (suggested needle sizes: US 8/5 mm and US 5/3.75 mm), one stitch marker, and a tapestry needle for weaving in ends.

This is an adventurous beginner to intermediate pattern, and uses increases, decreases, and knitting in the round.

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