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London Calling

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(6) Name: 'Knitting : London Calling
London Calling
London Calling superbulky hat
London Calling flat view
London Calling working buttons
London Calling worn WS out

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • Techniques Used: knit/purl, decreasing, knitting in the round.

Pattern Description:

Channel your inner Clash hipster, or just stay warm with this superbulky, adjustable hat. The button band is knit flat in textured linen stitch, making the most of a variegated yarn and a cozy covering for your ears. Then the hat is joined and knit in the round to the crown and closed with two buttons, for a fast finished knit that looks great in both multi- and classic colors.


Gauge: 8 st x 14 rows/4" in stockinette stitch; 8 st x 20 rows/4" in linen stitch.

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • Size: Small (Large); 21 (24)" finished circumference


  • Yarn: Malabrigo Rasta (100% merino wool; 90 yards/150g); 1 skein. Size S shown in Zarzamora; London Calling requires approximately 65 (70) yards of superbulky yarn.

You Will Also Need:

  • Other Materials: US 15 40" circular needle for Magic Loop, or size to match gauge; US 15 straight needle, to overlap band; Stitch markers (6); Yarn needle or 6.5mm crochet hook; 7/8" buttons (2); Matching sewing thread and needle.

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Jennifer Dassau on
the Delaware River Valley, NJ USA
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Recovering attorney and emigree from Seventh Avenue, I like writing patterns almost as much as knitting them. Visit me at

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