About a year ago my very dear friend Victoria moved from Toronto to England. As a going away present I agreed to knit a hat for her. She picked out some Casbah sock yarn in a lovely colour. I wasn’t able to find a pattern that would be able to handle the colour changes of the yarn without pooling horribly, so this pattern was born. The seed stitch creates a lovely texture to showcase the handpainted colours in so many sock yarns. This pattern named itself, as Victoria is currently working as an au pair. In honor of the most famous Nanny in English Literature, it became Expialadocious.

Dark Hat: Casbah Sock (355 yards (325 meters) per 113g, 80% Merino, 10% Cashmere, 10% Nylon)
Pink Hat: Unknown Sock yarn
2.0mm 16” circular needle
2.75mm 16” circular needle
2.75mm set of 5 dpns

30 sts/56 rows per 4” in seed st.

10.5” diameter
22” brim

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