Rushmore Hat


Rushmore Hat Pattern


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Knitting: Rushmore Hat
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Pattern Details:

Pattern Details









Skill Level:

small skill level requirement Beginner

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • cast on
  • knit in round
  • knit
  • purl
  • purl 2 together
  • slip slip knit

Pattern Description:

Rushmore Hat is a slightly slouched hat that lends itself to being worn in a variety of ways. The stitch pattern is stripes of stockinette and reverse stockinette that are gathered with simple pleating to create a complex looking design. The pleats make for an interesting texture and provide extra warmth. Knitting begins at the rolled brim and ends at the crown. You can personalize the hat with a pompom, tassel, or other embellishment, or complete it as pictured.

The pattern is written for a solid colored hat without further embellishment. Pattern includes a photo tutorial of how to work the pleats and is easy enough for anyone who is comfortable with knitting in the round.

Rushmore is pictured in madelinetosh pashmina in Mineral.


23 stitches/28 rows = 4"/10cm in stockinette stitch unblocked

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • Average adult head


  • Madelinetosh Tosh Pashmina, 75% merino, 15% silk, 10% cashmere, 360 yards per skein, 1 skein Mineral.

You Will Also Need:

  • 1 US size 6/4.0 mm circular needle at 24"/60cm long.
  • 1 set US size 6/4.0 mm double pointed needle.
  • 1 US size 2/2.75 mm double pointed needle to work pleat.
  • Stitch marker
  • Tapestry needle

Suggested yarn:

275 yards of Sport weight

Preferred Brand/Yarn:


About Designer

About Designer

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by Nancy Whitman
Charlottesville, Virginia
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I have been knitting, designing and surrounding myself with yarn for more years than I care to admit. More recently I made the decision to formally publish my designs. In my day job, I run the online yarn shop

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