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Urchin Shell Hat

from Ruby Submarine
(6) Name: 'Knitting : Urchin Shell Hat
Urchin Shell Hat
Urchin Shell Hat
Urchin Shell Hat

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • follow charts
  • twisted stitches
  • work in the round
  • stranded colorwork

Pattern Description:

Textural slipped and twisted stitches and alternating row color work create this oddly intriguing hat. Picot cast on along the bottom of the garter stitch brim, which is slightly tighter than the fuller crown of the hat.

This is inspired by a sun-bleached urchin shell. Something found along the ocean shore...


10 stitches and 18 rows = 4 inches in Stockinette stitch on larger needles

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • One size - 24" with 22" brim


  • 2 colors malabrigo chunky yarn
  • US 9 (5.5mm) circular needle
  • US 11 (8mm) circular needle

You Will Also Need:

  • stitch marker
  • tapestry needle

Suggested yarn:

170 yards of Chunky weight

Preferred Brand/Yarn:

Malabrigo chunky


Pearl, Polvoriento