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Sydney, Australia

I am inspired by, well, everything and those inspirations are reflected in my knitting pattern designs. My design aesthetic is textures and lace in bright, bold colours.

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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:

Inspired by the subtle variations of colour in the yarn, this design uses cleverly placed slipped stitches to bring out the different colour tones.

The corded rib brim flows into a textured pattern that has a braided appearance before developing into a ribbed crown for a snug fit. The beanie style hat is worked in the round from the brim up.

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

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


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