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Appalachia Pattern


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Knitting: Appalachia
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Pattern Details:

Pattern Details






Women, Men



Skill Level:

medium skill level requirement Intermediate

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • knit
  • purl
  • knitting in the round
  • decreasing
  • fair isle

Pattern Description:

Appalachia is a stranded color work hat designed to show off variegated sock yarn. While the example shows yarn with long color repeats, yarn with short color repeats, or another solid color would look just as good. The pattern is fairly easy to adjust for different yarn weights as well.


Knitting: 27sts/31rows = 4x4in/10x10 cm stockinette with size 3/ 3.25mm needles.

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • 18in/ 45.7cm circumference, Stretches easily to fit up to a 24in/ 61cm head, Length from brim to crown: Beanie: 7.5in/ 19cm, Slouchy beanie: 11in/ 28cm


  • One skein of Malabrigo Sock, fingering weight, 440yrds/ 402m, (100% Merino) in Chocolate Amargo MC
  • One skein of Mini Mochi, fingering weight, 195yrds/ 180m, (80% Merino, 20% Nylon) in Lake Trail CC
  • Size 2/ 2.75 mm, 12in/ 30cm circular needles
  • Size 3/ 3.25mm, 12in/ 30cm circular needles

About Designer

About Designer

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I taught myself to knit in 2005, crochet in 2006 and spin in 2010. It seems I have a habit of developing hobbies.
Fiber truly is a passion. I've worked at a wool mill, done knitting for a farmers market and currently work at a yarn shop. And like everyone else, I'm working on a book. But I figure anyone can start a book, the only thing that matters is that I finish mine.

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