Samoa is a clean, stylish hat featuring an I-cord cast on for a finished, tidy brim. Step by step instructions are provided if you are new to I-cord cast-ons. There is a free instruction video for working the I-cord cast-on on YouTube here.
The textured band, a simple combination of knit and slipped stitches, is divided from the brim and clean upper stockinette section with rounds of knitted Estonian (lateral braid). Step by step written instructions are also included, and there is also a free instruction tutorial available on You Tube here.
This hat is sized to fit an adult woman but can easily be adjusted for a smaller or larger circumference by casting on fewer/more stitches in multiples of ten.
All instructions are provided in both English and metric units.