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Kira K Designs is a line of original knitting and crochet patterns with a streamlined and eminently wearable aesthetic. Research on historical clothing, which Kira did during her former career as a ...

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Mandala Hat

from Kira K Designs
(6) Name: 'Knitting : Mandala Hat
Mandala Hat
Mandala Hat
Mandala Hat
Mandala Hat

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • cast on
  • knit
  • purl
  • knit in the round

Pattern Description:

Interwoven cables criss-cross on the surface of this slouchy hat. The stitch pattern is both written and charted, and neatly decreases at the crown, creating a fractal design reminiscent of circular mandala patterns. Choose a size that is about 2" larger than your head for a slouchy silhouette - the band will keep the hat snug on your head.


4" = 27.5 sts and 28 rounds in Crossed Cables Stitch on larger needles
Note: yarns shown usually knit at 25-32 sts to 4" in Stocking Stitch

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • Circumference at band: 20.25"(21.75", 23.25")
  • Circumference at widest point: 22.75"(24.5", 26.25")


  • 175(190, 200) yards sport or fingering weight yarn
  • US 4 (3.5mm) and US 6 (4mm) 16" circular needles or size needed to obtain gauge and 2 sizes smaller
  • US 6 (4mm) set of 4 double-pointed needles or size needed to obtain gauge
  • cable needle
  • stitch marker
  • yarn needle
  • sewing needle and thread

You Will Also Need:

  • 2 3/4" buttons