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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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(6) Name: 'Knitting : Ragnatella

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • Decreases, increases, knitting in the round

Pattern Description:

With a texture and color pattern like a spider's web, Ragnatella is a lightweight hat for children and adults. Knitted in the round from brim to crown, it would also look great in self-striping yarn.


Sport weight

Shown here: Bertagna Filati Gioia Baby (100% Merino; 140 m/153 yds, 50 g/1.75 oz skein; MC (Red): 1 skein; CC (Black): 1 skein)

If only a single color is used, the required yardage is 1 (1, 2) skeins.

Yarn substitution suggestions:

Louet Gems Sport Weight

Zitron Unisono

Malabrigo Arroyo

Finished Measurements

Circumference: 40 (40, 45) cm /15.75 (15.75, 17.75)"

Brim to top: 19.5 (23, 23) cm / 7.75 (9, 9)"


28 sts and 29 rows = 10 cm (4") worked in the rnd in pattern stitch on larger needle, blocked.

24 sts and 32 rows = 10 cm (4") worked in the rnd in Stockinette stitch on larger needle, blocked.

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • XS (S, M) to fit actual head circumference 52 cm (52 cm, 56 cm) / 20.5 (20.5, 22)" where XS is a child size with shorter brim to crown length.


  • 3.5 mm (US 4) needles in your preferred style for small circumference knitting in the round; adjust needle size if necessary to obtain gauge.
  • 3 mm (US 2.5) needles in your preferred style for small circumference knitting in the round

You Will Also Need:

  • Yarn needle

Suggested yarn:

153 yards of Sport weight

Preferred Brand/Yarn:

Bertagna Filati Gioia Baby


MC: Red; CC: Black

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