January 2019 is when I finally reached out for professional help to deal with my PTSD, anxiety, and depression head-on after a bit of a mental breakdown. I’d be lying if I said it was an easy decision to make, but it was an essential one. It has been a journey of personal growth, understanding, and compassion (because I did have to learn how to be kinder to myself). It has positively impacted my day to day relationships with everyone I meet.

In celebration of what I’ve accomplished with my mental health this year, I wanted to represent this year in a project. I’ve had bumps in the road, slight unraveling, and how my brain is reprocessing my past through EMDR therapy – all presented through this engaging hat pattern, Romilly.

Worked in the round, Romilly contains written directions and charts. Romilly is written to be worked on circular needles. When the crown becomes too small to continue, you’ll switch to the magic loop method. However, the pattern notes do contain details should you wish to use double pointed needles throughout instead.

Curt is seen here wearing the hat has a 22” (56 cm) circumference head.


Romilly is available in French, German, & English.

Skill Level

Materials List
• US5 (3.75 mm) 16” (41 cm) circular needle, or size required to obtain gauge
• US6 (4 mm) 16” (41 cm) circular needle, or size required to obtain gauge
• Four US6 (4 mm) double-pointed needles (DPNs), or size required to obtain gauge (These are optional if you prefer not to work the crown with magic loop.)
• Tapestry needle
• Stitch marker
• 2 cable needles
• Pompom (optional)
• 185 yds (169 m) DK weight yarn

Suggested Yarn
Arctic Crafts – Fine Merino DK
100% Falkland Merino
263 yds (240 m)/ 3.5 oz (100 g)
Colorway: Fireweed

20 stitches by 32 rounds in stockinette stitch = 4”/ 10 cm on US6 (4 mm) needles, after blocking.

Size Information
20”/ 51 cm brim circumference, 8.5”/ 21.5 cm in length. An ideal size for 20-22”/ 52-56 cm circumference heads.

NOTE ABOUT LOW VISION FORMAT A large print/low visibility English version of this pattern is available in this download, with 22pt print in Arial. The large print/low visibility pattern contains written directions only; there are no charts or schematics. This document was accessibility checked by MS Word and works with the read-aloud function as well.

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