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I started knitting as a child. Over the years I used a lot of patterns written by others. At some point I decided to experiment and create things from my own designs. A few years ago I started ...

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Diamond Twist Hat

from Nancy Hand
(6) Name: 'Knitting : Diamond Twist Hat
Diamond Twist Hat Diamond Twist Hat

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • The hat is worked in-the-round using double-point needles. It uses a simple lace pattern.

Pattern Description:

This is a light-weight cap, with a simple lace pattern, that works up fairly quickly. It uses about 125-135 yds (114-124 m) of fingering yarn.


8 stitches and 10 rows = 1 inch (2.54 cm) in stockinette stitch

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • Unstretched the hat is about 18" (46 cm) around and 4" (10 cm) tall.


  • US 4 (3.5 mm) double-point needles. You may want a 16" (40 cm) circular needle as well.

You Will Also Need:

  • Stitch markers are helpful, you will need 8, and a darning needle to weave in the ends.

Suggested yarn:

130 yards of Fingering weight

Preferred Brand/Yarn:

Brown Sheep Cotton Fine