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(6) Name: 'Knitting : Kermario

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • knit in the round
  • knit/purl
  • short rows
  • decrease (k2tog)

Pattern Description:

Kermario is a simple hat with a thick fabric for warmth and just a little bit of slouch for style. The extra room places itself at the lower back of the head thanks to clever short row shaping.

Instructions are given for 3 sizes, to fit children, men and women.

Yarn suggestions:
Brown Sheep Lamb's Pride Bulky
Araucania Nature Wool Chunky
Filature du Valgaudemar Muande


14 stitches and 20 rows = 4 inches in stockinette stitch with larger needles

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • S (M, L)
  • To fit a head circumference of: 51 (56, 61) cm
  • Finished circumference: 45 (50, 55) cm


  • 140 yards of bulky weight yarn
  • US 10 / 6.0 mm needles for knitting in the round (small circular or dpns)
  • US 9 / 5.5 mm needles for knitting in the round (small circular or dpns)

You Will Also Need:

  • stitch marker to indicate start of round
  • tapestry needle to weave in ends
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I taught myself how to knit a few years ago, when I was unemployed, and I haven’t been able to put down my needles since ! (though I did get a job eventually). I knew how to crochet before then, my ...

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