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Cassie Castillo is a knitwear designer and military spouse. She is a fashion designer by day and mad crafter at night. Along with knitting, she enjoys spinning, weaving, crocheting, sewing and ...

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Kilbourne Hat

from Azalea and Rosebud Knits
(6) Name: 'Knitting : Kilbourne Hat
Kilbourne Hat
Kilbourne Hat
Kilbourne Hat

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • ability to read a chart
  • working in the round
  • knit
  • purl
  • ssk
  • k2tog

Pattern Description:

Kilbourne Hat is a unisex close fitting beanie that utilizes twisted stitches to create a zig zag pattern. Beginning with a twisted rib, it is worked in the round from the bottom up with a crown that is worked in progressively smaller zig zags. After a few rounds the stitch pattern becomes intuitive but still engaging during this quick to knit project. Kilbourne Hat is very stretchy, so should be worn with 1-2" negative ease.


14 sts and 16 rounds = 2.5" unstretched in Twisted Chevron Chart worked in the round using US 6/4 mm ndl

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • Circumference: 20 (22.5)" Length: 7.5 (8.75)"


  • 150-200 yards worsted weight yarn
  • US #5/ 3.75 mm 16" circular needle
  • US #6/ 4 mm set of dpn and 16" circular needle

You Will Also Need:

  • stitch marker
  • tapestry needle for weaving in ends

Suggested yarn:

200 yards of Worsted weight

Preferred Brand/Yarn:

Ella Rae Classic Solids

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