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My grandmothers were the reason I love hand-work and crafts so much. As soon as I was able to manage a needle and thread, they gave me craft-related responsibilities abound. My earliest crafting ...

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Alhambra Hat

from Adriprints Press
(6) Name: 'Knitting : Alhambra Hat
Alhambra Hat
Alhambra Hat
Alhambra Hat
Alhambra Hat

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • knitting in the round
  • ribbing
  • 2 color stranded knitting

Pattern Description:

The Alhambra Hat's motif is inspired by the curls and diamonds
on the archways and walls of The Alhambra Palace in Spain.

The Alhambra Hat is a beanie that begins with a ribbed brim. Choose your own adventure: create a 4"/ 10cm ribbed brim turned up once halfway or a 6"/ 15cm brim that's folded double. After the ribbed brim is complete, a fair-isle motif covers the main part of the hat decreasing to a point at the top of the hat which forms a star!

This project is suitable for the adventurous knitter and fair-isle beginner.

Pattern includes links to tutorials on how to handle long floats in fair-isle and how to work a centered double-decrease.


Stitch and row gauge is important, adjust needle size to make gauge.

Stockinette, 2.5mm needles
28 to 30 sts = 4"/10cm

3x3 Ribbing, slightly stretched, using 2.5mm needles
28 sts & 40 rows = 4"/10cm square

Fairisle seeding pattern, 2.5mm needles
34 sts & 40 rows = 4"/10cm square

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • 20" (21", 22", 23") Brim
  • 50 (54, 56, 60)cm Brim


  • 200 yds of Color #1 (Main Color) that meets gauge
  • 110 yds of Color #2 (Contrasting Color) that meets gauge

You Will Also Need:

  • 2.5 mm Double pointed needles (or needles that meet gauge)

Suggested yarn:

310 yards of Fingering weight

Preferred Brand/Yarn:

Wollmeise Twin



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