Chinchero Hat

from Jill Wolcott Knits

Chinchero Hat Pattern


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Knitting: Chinchero Hat
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Pattern Details:

Pattern Details






Women, Men, Girls, Boys



Skill Level:

medium skill level requirement Intermediate

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • knitting in the round
  • knitting stripes

Pattern Description:

This distinctive hat, inspired by the Chinchero hats of southern Peru, marries warmth and fashion in one fun project sized for kids through adults. You'll create the traditional scallops from the Peruvian Cinchero hats then use slip stitches, striping, and two colors of yarn, but never more than one yarn per round! Use up bits of yarn from your stash and make a unique hat for everyone in your family. With practice and patience, you'll be ready to hit the slopes in style.


5 sts/in and 6 rnds/in = 20 sts/4" and 24 rnds/4" in St st

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • XS (S) (M) (L)
  • Finished circumference 16 (18.25) (20.5) (22.5)"


  • Size 6(4mm) circular ndls and dpns OR size to obtain gauge
  • Main Color (MC) 1 skein
  • Contrast Color (CC) 1 skein
  • Malabrigo Worsted from Malabrigo Yarns, 100% Merino Wool, 100g/215 yds (197m)

You Will Also Need:

  • stitch markers
  • tapestry needle

Preferred Brand/Yarn:

Malabrigo Worsted from Malabrigo Yarns, 100% Merino Wool, 100g/215 yds (197m)


MC: Sunset; CC: Cinnabar

About Designer

About Designer

Jill Wolcott on

I am a fashion designer who designs hand knits. I love hand knits because we create both the fabric and the shape. My designs reflect my intense interest in fashion, with a keen eye to design and technique.

Jill Wolcott Knits® patterns are very complete--I strive to create a complete and clear guide to a completed project and leave little room for interpretation. When a pattern ...

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