SoCal Hat

from Triona Designs

SoCal Hat Pattern


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Knitting: SoCal Hat
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SoCal Hat Wool version
SoCal Hat Cotton version
SoCal Hat Cotton version

Pattern Details:

Pattern Details

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Women, Girls



Skill Level:

small skill level requirement Beginner

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • Working in the round
  • Slipping stitches
  • Basic decreases

Pattern Description:

This quick knit hat incorporates an easy-to-memorize faux cable pattern adapted from The Stitch Collection by Debbie O'Neill. No cable needle required!

The effect is achieved using slipped stitches which are dropped every six rows. It's somewhat terrifying the first time, but lots of fun after that. And since the slipped stitches combat pooling, SoCal works especially well with variegated yarns.


GAUGE: 18 sts/24 rows = 4 in/10 cm in stockinette stitch; 26 sts/32 rows = 4 in/10 cm in Faux Cable pattern.

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • SIZE: The pattern is written for a size to fit most adult heads.
  • FINISHED MEASUREMENTS: About 19 inches [48 cm] in circumference. Will comfortably fit heads up to 23 inches [58.5 cm] in circumference.


  • YARN: Wool version (shown in green): Malabrigo Rios (100% superwash merino; 210 yd/192 m per 100g); color Solis; 1 skein
  • YARN: Cotton version (shown in blue): Blue Sky Alpacas Worsted Cotton (100% cotton; 150 yds/137 m per 100g); color Mediterranean; 1 skein
  • NEEDLES: 16-inch US #7/4.5 mm circular needle & set of four or five US #7/4.5 mm double-pointed needles.

You Will Also Need:

  • NOTIONS: Stitch marker, yarn needle

Preferred Brand/Yarn:

Wool version (shown in green): Malabrigo Rios, 1 skein. Cotton version (shown in blue): Blue Sky Alpacas Worsted Cotton, 1 skein


Green: Solis, Blue: Mediterranean

About Designer

About Designer

Triona Murphy on

I began designing patterns in 2011. I gravitate toward designs with clean lines and contemporary (but not too contemporary!) stylings. I strive to make my designs available to knitters in as wide a range of sizes as possible.

Things I love: cables, simple lace, strong lines, designs that look far more complicated to make than they actually are, and beautiful, saturated colors complementing ...

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