Hoya by Samantha Guerin was inspired by the Hoya plant, which begins as a single heart-shaped leaf and grows into a beautiful trailing vine. This hat is available in both a beanie (modeled) + slouch version with a folder brim. This hat is worked from the bottom up using an (optional) tubular cast on. Shown here in Midnight and Lake, two analogous shades of blue, the motif lends itself well to either high or low-contrast variations.
View the Spring 2021 Lookbook.
Type: Printed Pattern (8.5" x 5.5" booklet) with Digital Download
Designer: Samantha Guerin
Skill Level: 3 out of 5
Yarn: Hudson + West Co. Weld (70% US Merino / 30% US Corriedale; 200 yds [183 m]; 1.76 oz. [50g]): (MC) midnight (navy), 1 (2) skein(s); (CC) lake (denim blue), 1 (1) skein.
Beanie (Slouch): 20.5 (22.25)” / 52 (56.5) cm unstretched finished circumference, 8.75 (11.75)” / 22 (30) cm height.
Size A (for body): US 4 (3.5 mm): 16” (40 cm) circular needle and DPNs or longer circular needle for magic loop.
Size B (for ribbing): US 3 (3.25 mm): 16” (40 cm) circular needle.
Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.
Stitch markers or locking stitch markers (m); cable needle (cn); tapestry needle.
28 sts and 29 rounds = 4” (10 cm) in colorwork pattern on Size A needle.
Increasing, decreasing, stranded colorwork.
About the Designer
Samantha Guerin lives and designs in a coastal New England town. Her designs feature a blend of simple textures with engaging techniques like lace, brioche and color work. She designs with an eye towards balance, in both the finished project
and the knitting process. Find her on instagram at @samantha_guerin_design, and on Ravelry as SamanthaGuerin.