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!


John Arbon Textiles Knit by Numbers, DK (100% organically farmed Falklands Merino; 250 metres per 100g)

MC: KBN 006 (grey); 1 skein
CC1: KBN 055 (undyed); 1 mini skein
CC2: KBN 019 (red); 1 mini skein

Alternate colourway shown in:

MC: John Arbon Textiles Viola DK Unpredictable (fawn); 1 skein
CC1: KBN 075 (burgundy); 1 mini skein
CC2: KBN 085 (blue); 1 mini skein

Finished Measurements

Hat measures 20” around at brim when relaxed – to be worn with 1-3″ negative ease

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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