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(6) Name: 'Knitting : Peterloo

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • tubular cast-on (but you can just as easily use any cast on of your choice)
  • knit
  • purl
  • k2tog
  • ssk

Pattern Description:

Designed to work up well in a wide range of yarns, this quick knit is a practical hat for all genders and ages. The two-by-two ribbing creates a dense and stretchy fabric that will fit a wide range of head sizes, making it the ideal pattern for whipping up a quick gift for a fussy friend.

Choose bold stripes or calm neutrals - it's up to you!

Blue sample used Mudchute Wool DK (100% wool; 110 metres // 119 yards per 50g) in Navy;

Fawn sample used Jarol Pure British Wool Aran (100% wool; 170 metres // 186 yards per 100g) in 03;

Grey/yellow sample used Woolyknit Aran (100% wool; 78 metres // 85 yards per 50g) in Grey and Yellow;

Rust sample used handspun from Countess Ablaze Industrial fibre blend (75% wool, 12.5% tussah silk, 12.5% black diamond bamboo; spun as 193 metres // 211 yards per 100g).

Please note: The pattern is written for a tubular cast on, but you can just as easily use any cast on of your choice.


18 stitches and 14 rows = 4 inches in stockinette worked in the round, washed.

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • Hat circumference (unstretched): 30 cm // 12 inches;
  • Edge to crown length: 24 cm // 9.5 inches OR custom;
  • This hat will comfortably accommodate head sizes 43-56cm // 17.25-22.5 inches, and may fit smaller or larger heads in some instances. These measurements correspond to child, adult small, and adult medium sizes.


  • 3.75 mm // US5 40cm // 16" circular needle
  • 4 mm // US4 40cm // 16" circular needle

You Will Also Need:

  • 1 stitch marker
  • tapestry needle

Suggested yarn:

140 yards of Worsted weight

Preferred Brand/Yarn:

Mudchute City Farm Wool DK



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