Birch Street Hat with Tassel
The Birch Street Hat is a combination of texture and soft alpaca wool that is as much fun to make as it is to wear. The topping tassel is a welcome change of pace from pom pom hats, but a pom pom can be easily substituted or the tassel can be omitted altogether.
Using less than one skein of Berroco Ultra Alpaca, (or your choice of worsted weight yarn), the Birch Street hat is also a quick knit, making it a perfect last minute project. The project is suitable for adventurous beginners.
The hat begins with a bit of textured ribbing and then a subtle geometric pattern emerges. The neutral nature of the pattern means the hat will be equally suitable for men or women, although some men may prefer a pom pom, (or no further embellishment at all), to the tassel.