Hat "The Ushki Hat"

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Hat "The Ushki Hat" Pattern


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Pattern Details:

Pattern Details






Women, Girls, Petite, Tall, Plus-sized



Skill Level:

medium skill level requirement Intermediate

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • knit
  • purl
  • knit 2 together
  • purl 2 together
  • knit 5 together
  • twisted stitch
  • yarn over
  • bobble
  • knit in rounds
  • knit cables

Pattern Description:

This Hat does not follow traditional construction methods: It begins with a headband with a wavy shape that provides a covering for the ears to keep them warm. Next, stitches are picked up from the band, and the hat is completed by knitting in rounds. I call this hat Ushki because ushki (u-sh-ki) is the Russian word for "ears", and this hat covers the ears. For decorative effect and texture, I added bobbles on the headband edge; they decorate it as" beads".
I hope you will enjoy knitting and wearing your own Ushki hat!
Note:For a larger hat, pick-up more stitches in multiples of 12 and knit more repeats to adjust depths for proportion.


24 sts and 36 rows = 4 inches (10.2cm) in hat patt, using larger needles

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • 18 inches (45.7 cm) brim circumference
  • One size fits most


  • Any sportweight yarn and color of your choice -300+ yards
  • Needles:Size # 1 US (2.25mm)
  • Needles:Size #3 US (3.25mm) circular needles 16" (40 cm)
  • Needles:Size #3 US (3.25mm) set of 5 double-pointed

You Will Also Need:

  • Stitch marker
  • Tapestry needle
  • Locking markers
  • Cable needle

Suggested yarn:

300 yards of Sport weight

Preferred Brand/Yarn:

The Buffalo Wool Co. Yarn



About Designer

About Designer

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by RussianKnitting
Buffalo Grove, IL USA
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Inna Voltchkova was born and raised in Kiev, the oldest city in Eastern Europe.
A trip to Chicago in 1991 introduced her to the love of her life. She moved to the Chicago area.
For the past 20 years her passion has been lace knitting, especially Russian Lace.

A designer herself (she graduate of the Kiev National University of Technology and Design), Inna also specializes in converting ...

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