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Fifth Grade

from More With Les
(6) Name: 'Knitting : Fifth Grade
Fifth Grade
Fifth Grade
Fifth Grade

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • knit in the round, cast on, bind off, cable

Pattern Description:

"Sophistication" is the vocab word for this hat, which features a sleek contrasting-color band along the brim and alternating, disappearing cables set against a reverse stockinette backdrop. (One hat in the collection, also offered on Craftsy, titled Elementary Hats.)


5.5 stitches/inch in stockinette stitch in the round.

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • Child-sized, ages 8-10. 7.75" from brim to top when measured flat.


  • 2 colors of worsted weight yarn. In the example, I used Cascade 220 and Knit Picks Swish. You'll need about 150 yards of the main color and fewer than 30 yards of the contrasting color.

You Will Also Need:

  • 16" circular needles, size US 7 (4.5 mm) or size needed to obtain gauge (I am a loose knitter so in the example, I used size US 6) and additional needles for small-diameter knitting (DPNs, a second circular or a long Magic Loop needle). For a tighter fit around the head, knit the brim in one size smaller needles and then go up a size for the body of the hat. Tapestry needle.

Suggested yarn:

180 yards of Worsted weight

Preferred Brand/Yarn:

I used Cascade 220 and Knit Picks Swish.

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