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Twiss & Weber’s collaboration began when they met at Wabi Sabi, an Ottawa knit shop, in 2009 and discovered not only did they share a common background in fashion but they shared a goal, a desire ...

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Olena Hat

from Twiss & Weber
(6) Name: 'Knitting : Olena Hat
Olena Hat
Olena Hat

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • Casting on
  • Knitting in the round
  • Reading your knitting
  • Yarn overs
  • K2tog
  • Hand sewing - basting
  • Finishing

Pattern Description:

The shape of the Olena hat was loosely inspired by a hat designed by fellow Canadian designer Olena Zylak. Yet the fabric is an original by Twiss & Weber.
The combination of shape and fabric elements creates an elegant and warm hat for our Canadian winters. The hat is knit flat in garter stitch and then a slanted rib lace is created for the toque. A short amount of basting is required for the gathering, but it is worth the effort! This style is rated Easy skill level.


20 sts and 28 rows makes 4x4"/10x10cm in garter stitch on needles to obtain gauge. Please take the time to check your gauge.

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • one size


  • Circular needles
  • Worsted weight yarn
  • I skein 141 yards (129 meters) or 100g

You Will Also Need:

  • Darning needle