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A love of fashion inspired Mary to learn to knit over 20 years ago. Who knew that she would find the process of designing and creating knit garments as thrilling as wearing them? A professional ...

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Feste Hat

from Lyrical Knits
(6) Name: 'Knitting : Feste Hat
Feste Hat Feste 1
Feste Hat Feste 2

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • knit, purl, stranded colorwork, chart reading, knitting in the round.

Pattern Description:

Feste is a stranded colorwork hat inspired by the brocade fabrics of the Elizabethan Period as well as a costume worn by actor Marc Rylance in his performance in Shakespeare's Twelfth Night.

Worked entirely in the round from the bottom-up, this festive hat has a folded ribbing to frame the face and keep your ears extra warm. A pom pom and a lot of slouch make the hat both fashionable and fun.

The project requires Materials:
1skein each of the Main Color (MC) and Contrasting Color (CC) in Madelinetosh Tosh Sport (270 yds/skein), or
Approximately 260 yards of the MC in sportweight yarn, and 125 yards of the CC in sportweight yarn.


29 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches in stst colorwork

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • 22 " in circumference (colorwork section), ribbing is 16" in unstretched circumference, Depth of hat is approx. 9" from ribbing to crown.


  • 1 skein each of Tosh Sport in MC and CC

You Will Also Need:

  • tapestry needle

Suggested yarn:

380 yards of Sport weight

Preferred Brand/Yarn:

Tosh Sport


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