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Cristina is a Waldorf mama living with her son, husband and two cats at the seaside of Tuscany. Being a knitwear designer fits much better into her family schedule than being a science researcher. It ...

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Polonaise Hat

from Minimi Knit Design
(6) Name: 'Knitting : Polonaise Hat
Polonaise Hat
Polonaise Hat
Polonaise Hat
Polonaise Hat
Polonaise Hat

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • Decreases, knitting in the round, long-tail cast-on

Pattern Description:

Polonaise is a loose-fitting hat flattering to most face shapes. The short ribbing combined with the slouchy fit makes it very comfortable too.

Written and charted directions are given for the stitch pattern.

A matching cowl is available.

Aran weight

Shown here: Sunrise Fiber Co. Spun Aran (100% Merino; 166 m/181 yds, 100 g/3.5 oz skein; Color Orchid: 1 skein)

Finished Measurements

Circumference: 46 (50) cm /18.25 (19.75)"

Brim to top: 22 cm / 8.34"

Errata: http://www.minimiknitdesign.com/errata.html


26 sts and 25 rows = 10 cm (4") worked in the rnd in pattern stitch, blocked.

16 sts and 26 rows = 10 cm (4") worked in the rnd in St st, blocked.

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • S (M) to fit actual head circumference 52 cm (56 cm) / 20.5 (22)"


  • 5 mm (US 8) circular needle of length 40 cm (16"); adjust needle size if necessary to obtain gauge.

You Will Also Need:

  • Cable needle; 1 stitch marker; yarn needle

Suggested yarn:

181 yards of Worsted weight

Preferred Brand/Yarn:

Sunrise Fiber Co. Spun Aran



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