Mauna Kea

from Caterpillar Knits

Mauna Kea Pattern


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Crocheting: Mauna Kea
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Pattern Details:

Pattern Details

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Women, Men, Girls, Boys, Petite, Tall, Plus-sized, Infant/Baby



Skill Level:

medium skill level requirement Intermediate

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • chain
  • double crochet
  • half double crochet
  • single crochet
  • slip stitch
  • seaming (to sew the band into a ring)

Pattern Description:

Mauna Kea is begins with the crochet brim, worked from side to side, fastened off, then seamed into a ring. The rise of the hat is worked along the side edge of the brim, back and forth, joining the end of the round to the beginning, then turning. One decrease round is worked toward the crown of the hat, then stitches are gathered to join at the top.


15 sts and 9 rows = 4" [10 cm] in hdc-tbl with smaller hook; 5 ch-1 sps = 41⁄2" [11.5 cm] and 9 rows = 4" [10 cm] in Rise pattern with larger hook.

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • 13 (16, 18, 21, 24)"
  • 33.5 (40.5, 47.5, 54, 61) cm


  • Manos del Uruguay's Wool Clasic Natural: 1 (1, 2, 2, 2) hanks in color 703
  • or approx 90 (130, 169, 210, 250) yards in a comparable earth friendly yarn.
  • Crochet hook, size H/8 (5 mm)
  • Crochet hook, size I/9 (5.5 mm)

You Will Also Need:

  • tapestry needle

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About Designer

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