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Knitting for me is all about experimenting, trying new things, re-discovering old stuff and mixing everything together.

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(6) Name: 'Knitting : Romanesco

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • fairisle knitting
  • knitting in the round
  • you will learn: provisional cast-on, cable cast-on, i-cord bind-off, increasing, decreasing

Pattern Description:

As a lot of knitwear designers seem to do these days, I got my inspiration for this hat from nature. From a Romanesco broccoli, to be more precise. Its shape is so very plastic and geometric that it made me think of a hat at once. I sketched and swatched and very soon came up with a freshly knit hat. And these intense shades of green and blue really make the checked pattern shine.


28 stitches and 32 rounds = 4 inches,
in pattern


  • Fingering weight yarn: 287 yd
  • US#3/3.25 mm 16/40 cm circular needle (crown)
  • US#2.5/3 mm 16/40 cm circular needle (brim)
  • US#3/3.25 dpns (5 needles) (crown and i-cord)

You Will Also Need:

  • 12 stitch makers
  • tapestry needle

Suggested yarn:

287 yards of Fingering weight

Preferred Brand/Yarn:

Till Kampes + Morjaerv Ullspinneri