Punica Hat Pattern


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Punica Hat Pattern

Pattern Details






Women, Men



Skill Level:

small skill level requirement Beginner

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • Knitting in the round
  • Knit & purl patterning

Pattern Description:

Sometimes yarn tells you what it wants to be, and sometimes it just doesn't. This yarn, a handspun alpaca/merino/silk blend, was definitely destined for hatdombut what kind? After much negotiation, what you see is the result!

Top-down hats allow you to make adjustments to length after the crown is worked, resulting in a more precise fit. This "onion dome" shape expands to a wider circumference than normal and then pulls in right before the last set of ribbing to be snug at the cuff. It's a trick taken from tams and berets and applied to a beanie. "Punica" is the genus name for the pomegranate, a hexagonal reddish/orange fruit well known from mythology.

The best thing about this hat, though, is how fast it works upfrom cast on to finishing, this should take only a few hours. What a lovely gift for yourself or a loved one!


12 stitches and 18 rows per 4"/10cm square in stockinette stitch.

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • 17" / 43cm circumference at cuff by 8.5" / 21.5cm total height. Hat will fit heads of circumference 18-23" / 44.5-58.5cm easily; adjust length if desired to fit a shorter or longer head.


  • Approx. 125yd / 114m super bulky weight wool-blend yarn
  • US 10 / 6mm double pointed needles and 16" circular needle or size needed to match gauge.
  • 1 Stitch marker
  • Yarn needle

Suggested yarn:

125 yards of Bulky weight

About Designer

About Designer

KTLV on craftsy.com

Katherine Vaughan has been knitting for 25+ years and designing for more than 7. She primarily designs adult and children's wear and accessories for adults and the home. She daylights as an academic librarian in the mountains of Virginia, where it is (almost) never too hot to knit. Website: http://www.ktlvdesigns.com

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