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Friday, September 24, 2010

Amelia From the Top

Amelia was one of my first patterns and is still one of my faves because I've found this hat so useful. Elsie actually likes wearing it which makes the design a huge success for that reason alone. The original design was knit in one size only (6-12m) using some wonderful mystery yarn that my mother passed along to me.

{The Original}

When I decided to rewrite the pattern I went on a mad hunt trying to ID this yarn with absolutely no luck. In the end I chose the most similar yarn that I could find, Phildar Aviso, and I have really enjoyed knitting with it. It's thick and knits up quickly and the texture is so amazing, it's soft and almost velvety but has beautiful, crisp stitch definition.

The new pattern is written for three sizes, Newborn (Baby, Toddler) and is worked from the top down this time, rather than using a bottom up construction and picking up stitches for the chinstrap. It only uses one ball of the recommended yarn and is really fun and easy to knit, not to mention super fast!

  • One 50g ball of Aviso by Phildar, (shown in Ecru). 68m/74yds.
  • 4.5mm/7 US dpns, set of 5
  • 2 small buttons
  • Yarn Needle
17 sts and 26 rows = 4 in over st st

Newborn(Baby, Toddler)
To fit head circumference: 14(16, 18) inches

Finished Measurements
Circumference (unstretched): 13.25(15, 17) inches

To make Elsie's Amelia a little more feminine I've added flowers on the one side. The new pattern also includes a bonus tutorial on making embroidered flowers.

I'm excited to finally share this new version with all of you, as you can see it's been a long time coming. If you've purchased the old version through Ravelry (or my blog) you will receive a notice about the updated pattern which will include the new download link. If you've purchased the pattern through Etsy and you would like to receive a copy of the new Amelia feel free to convo me requesting the new version. 

Happy Knitting!


  1. Love it! Lily needs a new hat and this one wouldn't wind up getting chucked on the sidewalk.

  2. Perfect timing... I have 2 baby showers coming up and this is going to be perfect!! I just love it and Elsie is adorable!

  3. oi..that should be beautiful.. it's been a long day :)

  4. Honestly Jane... beautiful!!! I love it! I want one in my size! haha XOXO

  5. Just in time! I have been looking for a hat pattern that will STAY ON my granddaughter's head and also use up 2 skeins of pink angora novelty yarn I had in my stash. Perfect and thank you.

  6. So pretty!! it looks adorable on her, and I love the little embroidered flowers.