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Lisa has been knitting all her life, Hats and Mittens, Cowls and Doll Sweaters are favorite things to design. They are fast, easy
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Native Language Hat

from Lisa McFetridge
(6) Name: 'Knitting : Native Language Hat
Native Language Hat
Native Language Hat
Native Language Hat
Native Language Hat
Native Language Hat

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • knit in the round
  • carry 2 colors

Pattern Description:


A tasseled, pom pom'd, curly-cued slouch hat by Lisa McFetridge * Copyright 2014

Eleven small balls of bold colors. Or maybe eleven balls of muted colors; tonals; even neutrals; greys, black, white. The choice of colors will make these simple borders into the knitter's own unique creation. Little bits of favorite sweaters, scarves or other knitting projects will get new life in this cap. Like many, I save every bit of yarn.

In this hat one color is used on only one round, so no amount is too small to put to use. Put the balls in a circle by color and choose the best ones. No color is off the table, but do try to stay with all brights, or all pastels or all neutrals. It's the main color that ties them all together, in the these photos it is black.

This hat is inspired by southwestern and Native American motifs. Four sizes: Newborn (Infant, Child, Adult)


21 sts X 28 rows = 4 in/10 cm blocked, stranded stockinette st on larger needles.

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • Newborn, Infant, Child & Adult


  • 10 small balls worsted yarn 25 yds or less
  • 1 ball worsted weight yarn 65 yds
  • US size 6 & 7 16 or 24 in circular or DPN needles

You Will Also Need:

  • seam needle, stitch marker

Suggested yarn:

250 yards of Worsted weight

Preferred Brand/Yarn:

Cascade 220 or Knit Picks WOA


10 brights, 1 dark main color