This hat was inspired by the name of the fiber I picked up at a local coop – September Pastures. That name plus the greens, yellows, and purples in the fiber instantly made me think of aster plants and how to represent plants in a stitch pattern. The two different slip stitch patterns show off the colors and textures of handspun yarn and the quilted motif provides a background to the stylized plants.
Asters is a warm hat with a deep brim to cover your ears and keep you toasty warm on snowy winter walks. The mohair and slipped stitches create a dense stretchy fabric.
This bucket hat has straight sides and a flat top. It is tall and fitted to cover your ears properly. The two stitch patterns make a dense fabric to keep out the cold and give the fabric structure. The stitch patterns are both written out and charted in the PDF.
If you don’t have access to handspun pick a lofty commercial yarn with a gentle halo that will bloom when blocked.