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I design accessories that I love to make and wear.

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Fascination Hat

from Knits By Jo
(6) Name: 'Knitting : Fascination Hat
Fascination Hat
Fascination Hat

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • knitting in the round
  • decreasing
  • slipping stitches
  • YO

Pattern Description:

Fascination Hat has a braided appearance that is created by cleverly placed slipped stitches. The textured look is completed with a corded rib brim.

The hat is knit in the round from the brim up and is designed for 8 ply (DK) weight yarn.

It is knit with negative ease and fits the head snugly. There is an option given in the pattern for making the hat longer, if completely covering the ears is required.

Materials: 55 (65, 75) grams, 100 (120, 140) m / 110 130, 150 yds of 8 ply (DK) yarn.

To fit head sizes: 51 (56, 61) cm, 20 (22, 24) inches
Finished brim size: 36 (38, 41) cm, 14 (15, 16) inches
Finished length: 16 (18, 20) cm, 6 1/4 (7, 7 3/4) inches

The pattern comes with written instructions and charts for both the corded rib and braid patterns.


22 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches in braid pattern (slightly stretched)

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • to fit head circumference: 51 (56, 61)cm, [20 (22, 24)"]


  • Approx. 110-150 yards (100-140 m) Madelinetosh Tosh DK (8ply) yarn
  • US # 5 (3.75mm) & US # 7 (4.50mm) circular needles, or DPNs

You Will Also Need:

  • stitch marker
  • yarn needle

Suggested yarn:

137 meters of DK weight

Preferred Brand/Yarn:

Madelinetosh Tosh DK