Pixie Flora

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Hat Description

Pixie Flora is a sideways knit Hat in stocking stitch, with a gentle pixie top and options of a straight brim edge, a decorative scalloped edge or a longer scalloped edge for earflaps. The shaping is created with short rows.


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Bulky weight, multi-plied yarn.


Needles & Notions

Pair 6mm/UK4/US10 straight needles or size needed to obtain gauge
Approx 2yd/2m waste yarn
6mm crochet hook
Stitch marker as necessary
Tapestry needle


Sample Details

Lorna’s Laces Shepherd Chunky [107yd/98m per 100g; 100% Wool]



The pattern is written to allow you to mix and match, creating a different style each time. There are 3 styles of ‘panels’, and the Hat requires 7 consecutive panels. The grafted (kitchener) seam is best worked at the back of the Hat

For the Hat shown, work panel A twice, panel C once, panel A twice, panel C once and then panel A once. Why not work panel B only for a fully scalloped edge? Or panel A only for a beanie?



15 sts x 20 rows to 4in/10cm on 6mm needles over St.St.



To fit sizes: 22 [24] in/56 [61] cm
Finished size: 19.5 [22.25] in/49.5 [56.5] cm

Not sure which size to make? Check my handy size and measuring guide!


Skills Required

Crochet Provisional cast-on
Increases and Decreases
Wrap & Turn Short Rows
Grafting Stocking Stitch
Sideways Draw-through Bind-off
Blocking a Hand Knit Hat



K: knit
P: purl
rpt: repeat
st(s): stitch(es)
M1: pick up the horizontal loop before the next stitch, place it onto the left needle & knit into the front of it
p2tog: purl next 2sts together
SR: wrap and turn; work a short row

This pattern is knitted sideways on straight needles and is constructed from a series of panels and finished with Kitchener stitch.

There are 3 styles of panel in this pattern, allowing you to mix ‘n’ match to create your own style of Hat! There is a regular straight brim panel, which alone would give a beanie-style Hat. There is then a soft scalloped edge, which could be used on its own or combined with the straight panel for a soft, feminine Hat. The final panel is elongated and is ideal for creating a earflap style. Notes on how to combine the different options to create the Hats shown are included.

Only 2 sizes are included – however, a change in gauge or knitting only 6 panels instead of 7 will give a variety of sizes. Do remember though that row gauge is the key in this pattern to obtaining a good fit!

How To

For all panels, using waste yarn, cast on 30 [31] sts. Change to main yarn.


Panel A (plain edge)

Row 1: Purl all sts

Row 2: K25 [26], SR

Row 3: Purl to end

Row 4: K24 [25], SR

Row 5: Purl to end

Row 6: K23 [24], SR

Row 7: Purl to end

Row 8: K22 [23], SR

Row 9: Purl to end

Row 10: K21 [22], SR

Row 11: Purl to end

Row 12: K20 [21], SR

Row 13: Purl to end

Small size jump to row 16, large size continue

Row 14: K20, SR

Row 15: Purl to end

Row 16: Knit all sts picking up the wraps as you go


Panel B (short scallop)

Row 1: P29 [30], M1, P1

Row 2: K26 [27], SR

Row 3: P25 [26], M1, P1

Row 4: K26 [27], SR

Row 5: P25 [26], M1, P1

Row 6: K26 [27], SR

Row 7: Purl to end

Small size jump to row 10, large size continue

Row 8: K26, SR

Row 9: Purl to end

Row 10: K25, SR

Row 11: P22, P2tog, P1

Row 12: K23, SR

Row 13: P20, P2tog, P1

Row 14: K21, SR

Row 15: P18, P2tog, P1

Row 16: Knit all sts picking up the wraps as you go


Panel C (long scallop/earflap)

Row 1: P29 [30], M1, P1, cast on 6 [7] sts

Row 2: K32 [34], SR

Row 3: P31 [33], M1, P1

Row 4: K32 [34], SR

Row 5: P31 [33], M1, P1

Row 6: K32 [34], SR

Row 7: Purl to end

Small size jump to row 10, large size continue

Row 8: K33, SR

Row 9: Purl to end

Row 10: K31 [32], SR

Row 11: P28 [29], P2tog, P1

Row 12: K29 [30], SR

Row 13: P26 [27], P2tog, P1

Row 14: Cast off 6 [7] sts, K21, SR

Row 15: P18, P2tog, P1

Row 16: Knit all sts picking up the wraps as you go



Remove waste cast on yarn and transfer live sts onto 2nd needle. Ensure both needles are aligned. Cut yarn, leaving 1 metre for grafting. Thread yarn through top edge stitches at crown, tighten, then proceed to graft edges with kitchener stitch (tutorial link above)

Weave in all ends. Crochet UK-dc/US-sc all the way around the bottom edge to neaten. A gentle blocking is required to help shaping settle. A light pressing may be required to stop the edges curling.

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  1. Michael

    Is this a single variegated yarn or multiple yarns?

    • Woolly Wormhead

      It’s a variegated chunky yarn, not several held together


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