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About the designer

Hello, I'm Anne Kuo Lukito. I'm a hand-knitting designer and my works have been published in many books and top magazines, such as Knitty, Interweave Knits, Knitscene and Twist Collective,. I've also ...

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Mandarinfish Hat

from Anne Kuo Lukito Designs
(6) Name: 'Knitting : Mandarinfish Hat
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Basic Skills Necessary:

  • knit
  • purl
  • slipped stitches
  • basic shaping

Pattern Description:

Inspired by the bold colors found in nature and the beauty of hand-dyed yarns, I sought to create a fun colorwork piece that looks much harder than it actually is. Narrow Stockinette stitch pinstripes and slipped stitches create color patterns that pop without the fuss of stranded colorwork or intarsia.

Mandarinfish Hat is worked in the round from bottom-up, one color at at time. The zig-zag columns of color are created through a combination of slipped and twisted stitches. This fun, slightly slouchy and quick-knit hat adds pizzaz to your wardrobe.

There is also a coordinating cowl pattern, sold separately. If you wish to get both, they are available as a bundled set for a discounted price.

* Note: Hat sample worked Medium/Large using Sweet Georgia Superwash DK (100% superwash merino; 256 yds; 115g ); 1 skein each of MC: glacier; CC: pumpkin. Note: If you;??ve purchased both the Mandarinfish Hatl and the coordinating Mandarinfish Cowl, both projects can be worked using 1 skein of each color in the sample yarn in any combination of the following sizes: Cowl - Snug, Loose; Hat - Small, Medium/Large, X-Large.*


22 sts and 34 rnds = 4"/ 10cm in pattern using larger needles. It's important to work gauge swatch in the rnd and block for proper sizing and fit.

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • Small (Medium/Large, X-Large)
  • Head Circumference: 17.5 (20.25, 23.25)"/ 44.5 (51.5, 59)cm, fits heads up to 19.5 (22.25, 25.25)"/ 49.5 (56.5, 64)cm


  • DK weight yarn in a wool or wool blend.Approximately, MC: 58 (77, 88.00)yds/ 53 (70.5, 80.5)m; CC: 60 (78, 89)yds/ 55 (71.5, 81.5)m
  • US 3/ 3.5mm 20 (32, 40)"/50 (80, 100)cm circular needles, or size needed to obtain gauge
  • US 2/ 2.75mm 20 (32, 40)"/ 50 (80, 100)cm circular needles, or 1-2 sizes smaller than gauge needles

You Will Also Need:

  • Stitch markers, removable stitch markers
  • Darning needles

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