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Lombard Hat

from Little Sweet Knittings Designs
(6) Name: 'Knitting : Lombard Hat
Lombard Hat
Lombard Hat
Lombard Hat
Lombard Hat

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • Knit, purl, slipped sts, knit into the rows below, decreasing, knitting in the round, knitting with dpns.

Pattern Description:

Named after the "crookedest" street in San Francisco, the Lombard Hat is accented by zigzag designs which are sought after by trendies from the fashion capitals of the world. The pattern is worked on rows of two different colors separately although it can be adapted to include a much as five colors from your stash of super bulky weight yarns. This hat is easily completed by intermediate knitters in a few hours to give as a present or kept as a stylish accessory.


9 sts and 12 rows = 4" sq (10 cm sq) on US13.

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • Approximately 20" (51 cm) and stretches to 23" (58 cm) in circumference.


  • Lion Brand Woolease Thick and Quick, Color A in Claret, about 51 yd (47 m) Color B in Lemongrass, about 20 yd (19 m), or any Super Bulky Weight Yarn like Classic Elite "Forbidden," or Cascade "Lana Grande," or Rowan "Big Wool."
  • US 13 (9mm)- 16-inch (40 cm) Circular Needle
  • US 13 (9 mm) dpns
  • Or any size to obtain gauge

You Will Also Need:

  • Stitch markers
  • Row counter (optional)
  • Tapestry needle or crochet hook

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