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I started crocheting as part of my homeschool program around age 9. Knitting got added much later on after I graduated college. I pretty much immediately started with knitwear design and launched ...

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(6) Name: 'Knitting : Lydian

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • Basic lace stitches
  • Knitting in the round

Pattern Description:

Lydian is the fourth musical mode. In written examples it's shown starting on F, the fourth note in the C Major scale. The fourth interval is the only tone that differs between the Ionian and Lydian modes.

The intervals in a Lydian scale are: whole step, whole step, whole step, half step, whole step, whole step, half step.

Lydian is a delicately feminine slouch hat. It's the perfect hat to pull out for a trip to the mall, school, a night out, or any time your hair might need a little help.

The lace and twisted ribbing cause the bottom edge of the hat to gently roll. As knitting progresses the 1x1 ribbing changes to twiste ribbing for a more open and less elastic look and feel.

Lydian was designed for my sister and Fiddle Knits model, Annalee, on her 24th birthday.


28 sts & 40 rnds = 4" in 1x1 ribbing slightly stretched using smaller needle.

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • S/M (M/L) - 18" (19.75)" / To Fit Sizes: 19-22" (21-24)"


  • 1 (2) skeins Karabella Aurora 4 [100% extrafine merino; 196 yd / 180 m; 50 g; sport weight], Color: #26
  • US 2 / 2.75mm 16" circular needle
  • US 4 / 3.5mm 16" circular and dpns

You Will Also Need:

  • 1 stitch marker
  • Tapestry needle

Suggested yarn:

200 yards of Sport weight

Preferred Brand/Yarn:

Karabella Aurora 4