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Kira K Designs is a line of original knitting and crochet patterns with a streamlined and eminently wearable aesthetic. Research on historical clothing, which Kira did during her former career as a ...

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Japanese Maple Hat

from Kira K Designs
(6) Name: 'Knitting : Japanese Maple Hat
Japanese Maple Hat
Japanese Maple Hat
Japanese Maple Hat

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • knit in the round on circular and double-pointed needles
  • yarn over
  • decrease

Pattern Description:

This easy to wear hat features a fun leaf stitch pattern and knits up very quickly. Choose a size that is a couple inches larger than your actual head circumference to get a slouchy effect; the ribbed band will stay snug around your head.


GAUGE: 4" = 16 sts and 25 rounds in Leaf Stitch on larger needles
Note: yarn shown usually knits at 18 sts to 4" in Stocking Stitch

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • child small(adult small, adult large) Circumference: 17.5"(22.5", 25")


  • 80(140, 150) yards worsted weight yarn
  • size 6 and 8 circular needles 16"
  • size 8 double pointed needles (set of 4)
  • yarn needle
  • stitch marker