Classic Elite Yarns



Issue 458 • Adelaide Flower Hat

Adelaide Flower Hat

To quote Elizabeth Zimmerman (from Knitter's Almanac):

A good summer project is a bevy of hats. They share with socks and mittens the quality of portability, and are an admirable way to get a jump on next winter's weather and the present-giving season.

Worked in pure merino Adelaide, this week's pattern uses stranded colorwork to scatter roses around this classic cap – and the pom pom in the same color as the roses tops it off perfectly.

(file size: 548 KB; published August 2, 2016)


100% merino
  • 5 sts/inch on US 6-7 (4-4.5 mm) needle
  • 123 yards/50 gram hank
  • hand wash cool, dry flat
  • 12 colors

Worsted weight pure merino in a palette of sumptuous heathers. This affordable merino is a go-to worsted weight you'll return to time and time again.

The five neutral shades and seven classic colors are all subtly heathered, adding depth and nuance to your projects. The two plies and a firm z twist give it bounce and spring. Wonderful stitch definition makes it perfect for cables and other textured stitches.

Featuring Gleniffer

Another hat to knit in Adelaide, Gleniffer is part of our July pattern collection, dedicated to our newest yarn Adelaide. Available as a ravelry download, Gleniffer alternates bands of eyelets with rib making it an interesting and quick knit.


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