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Cassie Castillo is a knitwear designer and military spouse. She is a fashion designer by day and mad crafter at night. Along with knitting, she enjoys spinning, weaving, crocheting, sewing and ...

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Cairo Hat

from Azalea and Rosebud Knits
(6) Name: 'Knitting : Cairo Hat
Cairo Hat
Cairo Hat
Cairo Hat

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • knit
  • purl
  • working in the round
  • ability to read a chart
  • k2tog
  • ssk
  • sl1, k2tog, psso

Pattern Description:

Cairo Hat is a close fitting hat worked in a textured stitch pattern of moss stitch triangles evoking the monumental pyramids of Egypt. It is worked in the round from the bottom up with a brim of broken rib. The stitch pattern is simple enough for a beginning knitter that is ready to try following a chart, but at the same time keeps the work interesting for an intermediate knitter. Stitch patterns are charted.


18 sts and 32 rounds over 4" in Moss Stitch Pyramids

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • 21.5" and 24" brim circumference


  • 180-220 yards worsted weight yarn
  • US 6/ 4mm 16" circular needle and set of double pointed needles

You Will Also Need:

  • 8 (9) stitch markers
  • tapestry needle to weave in ends

Suggested yarn:

220 yards of Worsted weight

Preferred Brand/Yarn:

Plymouth Galway Worsted