The traditional silhouette of the Bowler style hat has been a favorite for decades. A big shout out to the Avengers – John Steed and his ever present Bowler, and Emma Peel and her classic 60’s mod wardrobe. What’s old is new again, as the story goes with fashion, and this classic hat is popping up on runways all over the world. We’ve interpreted the Bowler and gave it a sophisticated twist by adding texture. Don’t let this bulky knit mesh fool you, it will keep your head toasty warm.
We suggest using a bulky knit such as Twinkle Soft Chunky shown here. The yarn you choose will effect the structure of the hat, choose a yarn that is bulky and is structured when knit. We also suggest using a size smaller needle than you normally would. We use 10 1/2 US as opposed to the standard 13 or 15 US for this weight of yarn.