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Kabouter Pattern


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Knitting: Kabouter
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Pattern Details:

Pattern Details

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Women, Girls, Boys, Petite, Tall, Plus-sized, Infant/Baby



Skill Level:

small skill level requirement Beginner

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • knit & purl stitches
  • knitting in the round
  • increases & decreases
  • basic cables
  • I-cords

Pattern Description:

Kabouter is the Dutch word for elf or gnome, and describes this Hat perfectly!

A deep garter stitch Brim feeds into a stylised pixie Crown with cables running up the side of the Hat. Topped with an I-cord, Kabouter is full of whimsy.

Worked in the round and bottom up, this Hat is provided in 4 sizes.

Instructions are provided in written format.

Published November 2012

PDF file size: 2MB, image res. 300DPI

Product code: WW182KKabouter

Technical editors: Heather Murray & Tana Pageler


20 sts x 28 rows to 4in/10cm on 4mm needles over St.St

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • To fit size: 16 (18, 19, 21) in/ 40.75 (45.75, 48.25, 53.25) cm
  • Finished size: 14.5 (16, 17.5, 19.25) in/ 36.5 (40.75, 44.5, 49) cm


  • 15 (19, 23, 29) g/ 31 (39, 47, 59) m/ 33 (42, 51, 64) yd Colour A AND 18 (22, 26, 31) g/ 37 (45, 53, 63) m/ 40 (49, 58, 69) yd Colour B
  • Cascade 220
  • OR Knit Picks Wool of the Andes

You Will Also Need:

  • 4mm DPNs
  • stitch marker as necessary
  • tapestry needle

About Designer

About Designer

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Woolly Wormhead
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Woolly Wormhead is a Hat architect. With a background in industrial, sculptural and fine art Textiles, these influences can be seen in her work; having always been a lover of Hats and a life-long knitter, she enjoys bringing these different aspects together.

Constantly fascinated with unusual construction techniques, developing stitch combinations and techniques to achieve a unique, versatile ...

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