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Hi! My name is Alicia. I'm a knitting ecologist with a weakness for socks, shawls, and shiny pretty yarn. My designs reflect what I like to knit: simple, easy-to-work patterns appropriate for ...

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(6) Name: 'Knitting : Huacaya

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • knit in the round, purl, knit through the back loop, increase, decrease, yarnover

Pattern Description:

The Huacaya hat (pronounced "wuh-kai-ya",) is a feminine, slouchy hat with gently-curving lace designed to be knit with a very soft and drapey worsted weight yarn, such as an alpaca or a silk blend. It is knit from brim to crown, with twisted stitch ribbing worked on needles one size down from the main body of the hat. It is finished with wedge-shaped decreases that neatly converge for the crown.The pattern includes one size that fits an average adult woman or teen (18-22" (46-56 cm) circumference head) and it includes both written directions and charts for the main pattern repeat and crown decreases.


5 sts/inch and 6.5 rnds/inch in stockinette in the round on larger needles

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • fits an average adult woman or teen (18-22" (46-56 cm) circumference head)


  • ~120 yards of worsted weight yarn
  • size 6 (4.0mm) 16" circular needle
  • size 8 (5.0mm) 16" circulare needle and DPNs

You Will Also Need:

  • stitch markers (optional)

Suggested yarn:

120 yards of Worsted weight

Preferred Brand/Yarn:

Burgis Brook Alpacas Worsted Weight



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