Ensign Fell

Fells Point is a waterfront neighborhood full of shops and restaurants, but was originally a busy commercial and industrial port named after founder Admiral William Fell—who, despite being known by this name today, was apparently never actually an Admiral!

Ensign is the first rank in the Navy, so it seemed like a cute name for the kids’ version of the Admiral’s hat, which has been reworked for little people with the addition of adorable earflaps. As an added bonus, this hat can be worn with either side facing out—2 hats in one! 



Sizes: Toddler (Child S, Child L), 18 (19, 20)”/45 ½ (48, 51) cm brim circumference

Gauge: 24 sts and 32 rnds = 4”/10 cm in rev st st in the rnd, blocked

Yarn: Spincycle Yarns Dyed in the Wool, 100% superwash American wool, 200 yd/100 g: 1 skein in Fallen Leaves
Or approximately 125 (150, 175) yd sport weight yarn

Needles: US 5/3.75 mm 16”/40 cm circular needle, or size to obtain gauge
Set US 5/3.75 mm DPNs, or long circular needle for magic loop
US 4/3.5 mm 16”/40 cm circular needle, or 1 size smaller than needle used for gauge

Notions: Stitch marker, yarn needle