The Seaside Topper – by Emily Foden


This pom pom hat is a simple, colourful and fun knit. It will keep your head toasty warm, and looking great! With endless options for colour combinations, a secret stripe of extra warmth and softness and a simple-knitting stitch pattern, you’re sure to want to knit this hat over and over again. A brightly contrasting pom pom is just the cherry on top!


MC: sizes 1-2 require 2 x 25g mini skeins; sizes
3-5 require 1 x 100g skein
CC1: 1 x 25g mini skein for the hidden brim
CC2: 1 x 25g mini skein for the pompom

John Arbon Textiles Knit by Numbers, DK
MC: KBN 006 (grey) / CC1: KBN 055 (undyed) /CC2: KBN 019 (red)

John Arbon Textiles Devonia, DK
MC: Midnight Glade / CC1: Ocean Rain / CC2: Broken Flower

John Arbon Textiles Viola DK
MC: Unpredictable / CC1: KBN 075 / CC2: KBN 085

Please be aware that our mini skeins do not have batch numbers. Rest assured, however, that we do do our very best to ensure that each and every batch of yarn is as identical as possible.

Finished Measurements

Sizes: 1 (2, 3, 4, 5)
baby (toddler, child, adult medium, adult large)
Brim circumference: 35 (40, 42, 47, 51.5) cm / 13.75 (15.75, 16.5, 18.5, 20.25) inches
Length (including crown): 14 (16.5, 18, 20.5, 22) cm / 5.5 (6.5, 7, 8, 8.75) inches
Designed to be worn with 5-7.5cm / 2-3” negative ease around the brim.

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3mm (2 US) 16” circular needle / 3mm (2 US) double pointed needles, for crown shaping


26 stitches x 44 rows = 10 cm / 4” in stocking stitch, knit in the round