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You can call me Kat. I lived and worked around the country, until happily settling in Portland, OR in 2009. My love of knitting blossomed back in 1998, adding to an ever-growing list of creative ...

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Fall Line Hat

from Katherine Leek knitting patterns
(6) Name: 'Knitting : Fall Line Hat
Fall Line Hat
Fall Line Hat
Fall Line Hat
Fall Line Hat
Fall Line Hat

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • Knitting in the round
  • Changing colors

Pattern Description:

This striped hat utilizes slipped stitches to create bold vertical lines that are sure to please. Pick a high contrast color combination for striking visual impact. Or go with a tonal color pairing for a more subtle effect. Just can't seem to decide? No worries! Knit in DK-weight yarn, this project is fast enough that you can make a few. And no matter what you choose, you're bound to fall in love with the result!


22 stitches = 4"/10 cm in stockinette stitch on larger needle after blocking.

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • Adult Small [Adult Large]. To fit head circumference of 21 [23]"/53 [58] cm.
  • Finished circumference 19"/48 cm [21"/53 cm]. Measured after blocking.


  • US #6/4.0 mm (or size to get gauge) for knitting in the round (either 16"/40 cm circular and double points, or two circulars, or one long circular for magic loop)
  • Needles two sizes smaller for ribbing.

You Will Also Need:

  • Tapestry needle
  • Stitch marker

Suggested yarn:

155 yards of DK weight

Preferred Brand/Yarn:

Shown in Madelinetosh tosh dk (100% superwash merino wool; 225 yards/205 meters per 3.5 ounce/100 gram skein).


Adult Large shown in Golden Hickory (color A) and Grove (color B); Adult Small shown in Silver Fox (color A) and Graphite (color B).