The Beyond the Fence Hat

Is life always greener beyond the fence? It’s something I think about a lot. I am not very fond of the saying that it’s greener where you water it, because what if you don’t have any water? And I guess it also always depends on which side of the fence you’re on. We have no control over most of the things in life, we can only control our reaction. The Beyond the Fence Hat is your invitation to stand on whichever side of the fence you want and make it as green and colourful as you want it to be.


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The Beyond the Fence Hat is knit in the round from brim to crown, with a double brim that is knitted together with the cast on edge before knitting the body of the hat. There are four rows of colourwork just past the brim, with no more than 4 sts to float.



Available in three sizes: child (adult S, adult M) with a finished circumference of 16 (18, 20)” / 41 (46, 51) cm. To be worn with negative ease of 2-3”/5-9 cm.


Yarn and Yardage

All Points North Super Worsted [100 g (3.5 oz) / 180 yds (165 m); 100% superwash merino; worsted weight] in Olive-You (MC) and Bark (CC).

1 skein, 40 (50, 60) g, 72 (90, 108) yds / 66 (82, 99) m for MC, 1 skein, 20 (25, 30) g, 36 (45, 54) yds / 33 (41, 50) m for CC.


For embroidery:

I used Concept by Katia 50 Mohair Shades Superkid Mohair [20 g (5/7 oz.) / 218 yds (200m); 67% mohair, 30% polyamide, 3% wool; lace weight] in several different colours, only a few yards/metres of each is required.


Needles and Notions

US6 / 4 mm circular needles, for hat and crown - recommended length 16” (40 cm); US6 / 4 mm double point needles or long circular needles for magic loop for crown; US4 / 3.5 mm circular needle, for brim - recommended length 16” (40 cm); Alternatively, for the brim, US4 / 3.5 mm set of double point needles or longer circular needle for magic loop.

Stitch marker; cable needle; tapestry needle for weaving in ends.



21 sts and 29 rows in pattern, in the round, after blocking = 4” / 10cm, with main needle (US6).


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