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Happily Ever After Hat – Free Pattern!

Hi Spud & Chloë Friends,

Please note: Nov. 2, 2010, correction made on the hat pattern pdf to: Cast on 136 stitches.

I’m back today with the matching hat for the fun fingerless mitts I posted recently. This hat can be made in the mult-colored stripe pattern or you could make one hat out of one skein of Spud & Chloë Fine! You decide. I included instructions for both the striped version and the one color version of the hat in the pattern.

The hat is very stretch and will fit a wide variety of head sizes both smaller and bigger than the 19.5 inch finished circumference of the hat. TC’s head is 21.5 inches around and mine is 22 inches around. It fits us both great!

Here is some information you might like to know:


Size: To fit an average older child to woman’s head (19 ½ inches finished circumference with up to 3 inches stretch)

Yarn: Spud & Chloë Fine (80% superwash wool, 20% silk; 248 yards/65 grams), 1 skein each in Shitake #7814, Dachshund #7803, Popcorn #7800, Tutu #7807, Sassafras #7808, Cricket #7804 and Calypso #7806

OR 1 skein of Fine will make the Happily Ever After Hat in one color!

OR 2 skeins of Fine in two shades to stripe will make 2 Happily Ever After Hats


US size 3, a 16-inch circular and a set of 4 double-pointed needles OR size to obtain gauge

Gauge: 7 stitches per inch in stockinette stitch


The hat is very basic but the beautiful color combination make it shine like no other. Sometimes simple is the best. The Spud & Chloë Fine is a superwash wool and silk blend and it is a treat to knit. I can’t say enough good things about Fine. You really have to try it. This hat project that can be completed with only one skein of Fine is the perfect way to try out this yarn if you haven’t already.

Have fun!

Click here to download the pattern for the Happily Ever After Hat!

Click here for the free pattern for the Happily Ever After Mitts!

Click here for the Ravelry project page for the Happily Ever After Hat!

Click here for the Ravelry project page for the Happily Ever After Mitts!

19 Responses to “Happily Ever After Hat – Free Pattern!”

  1. October 30, 2010 at 12:54 pm Kathi Jobson says:

    Darn cute I tell you, really darn cute :)

  2. October 30, 2010 at 10:54 pm Lucy says:

    How long did it take you to knit the hat, Susan? You’re so fast. And you take care of how many ppl in your house? and the visitors? and all of your other works, books, magazines etc… how do you make yourself so efficient? Do you have somekind of super power?

    • November 1, 2010 at 9:04 am sanderson says:

      oh, lucy…. yes, it’s some kind of super power:)

  3. October 31, 2010 at 1:30 am Lindsey says:

    Cute hat, and as always, cute model! Did you use jogless stripes?

    • November 1, 2010 at 9:02 am sanderson says:

      I did on this one.

  4. November 2, 2010 at 10:50 am Nicole says:

    I have found my babysitter gift! Thanks I love it!

  5. November 10, 2010 at 1:27 am Suzane says:

    It’s super cute (as are the mitts). Can I make both the hats and mits with one skein of each color? Unfortunately no LYS near me carries Spud and Chloe so I need to order online.

    • November 10, 2010 at 10:57 am sanderson says:

      The mitts take one skein and the hat takes one skein.

      • November 12, 2010 at 11:26 am Suzanne says:

        Sorry to bother you- but I just reread my original question and realized I made it sound like I wanted to make them out of a single color. If I do the stripes as pictured, do I need two skeins of each color to make both the hat and mitts? I hope that makes sense.

        • November 12, 2010 at 11:31 am sanderson says:

          One skein of each each color to make both the hat and the mitts as pictured.

  6. March 15, 2011 at 1:25 pm Linda says:

    Where does one find Spud and Chole yarns and books? I would love the children’s book and eventually make the animals for my granddaughters.


    I am in Oregon

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