The hexamorous hat is an exploration of how construction and color interact. Knit in a striping, variegated yarn, paired increases and decreases combine to give the crown of the hat six distinct sections, which to me look like the petals of a flower. The name for this pattern comes from the botanical word for a six-petaled flower: hexamerous. A bit of word play with the spelling, and we arrive at hexamorous, because who doesn’t love a hexagon?

The pattern has both charted and written instructions, and includes notes on customizing the pattern to suit your needs. I’ve also included suggestions for how you might use this construction to play with color in your own hat, and how your yarn choice might affect the final product that you create.

Links bring you to the Ravelry Pattern Store, which contains more details about yardage requirements and gauge.

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Check out the pattern release post to see the test knitters’ variations on yarn choice!