Russian Winter Hat & Purse

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Russian Winter Hat & Purse Pattern


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Knitting: Russian Winter Hat & Purse
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Pattern Details:

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Skill Level:

intermediate skill level requirement Advanced

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • Fair Isle
  • Cables
  • knit in the round

Pattern Description:

This design is rich in color and pattern with a hemmmed trim for a clean and professional finish. Or choose the purse (exact same pattern) and turn your work upside down! Add some straps and buttons and line it to complete the look.

This project will keep you on your toes - and will be admired by all once it's done!


8 sts and 8 rows = 1" in pattern

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • Adult hat is 22" circumference by 10 1/2" wide x 9" high
  • Purse is 12" wide x 9 1/2" high


  • 180 yds of colors A and B in a 4-ply fingering weight sock yarn
  • Cable needle

You Will Also Need:

  • 4 buttons (purse only)
  • 1 button (hat only)
  • 2 straps (purse only)

About Designer

About Designer

lisaellisdesign on

I am a knitting instructor, published designer and mother of 2 teenage girls.
I am obsessed with knitting, love vegetable gardening and cooking.

My designs can be seen in over a dozen books and magazines as well as my "How To" knitting articles.

My latest endeavor is taping some "How To" knitting DVD's.

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