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Kristen Hanley Cardozo lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with her family and an increasingly large collection of yarn and knitting patterns. Kristen is a loose cannon, but also the best cop on the ...

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Woodgrain Hat

from Knitting Kninja
(6) Name: 'Knitting : Woodgrain Hat
Woodgrain Hat
Woodgrain Hat
Woodgrain Hat
Woodgrain Hat
Woodgrain Hat

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • Decrease
  • Cable
  • Work in the round

Pattern Description:

A standard ribbed hat with a twist - twisted stitches and simple cabling create a wood grain appearance in a luxurious brown sportweight yarn. The twisted rib creates a very stretchy material that will fit many head sizes. Choose a yarn with a soft hand and good stitch definition for the best result. The Woodgrain Hat works for men and women alike.


24 stitches and 34 rows = 4 inches in stockinette stitch

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • Toque: S, M, L
  • Slouch: S, M, L
  • S: 18-20.5"
  • M: 21-22"
  • L: 22.5-24"


  • Cephalopod Yarns Bugga [70% Merino, 20% Cashmere, 10% Nylon; 400 yds per 113gm skein], shown in colorways Killer Bee and Bronze Moth; Toque: 125 (140, 160) yards; Slouch: 180 (200, 225) yards
  • U.S. size 2 (2.75 mm) 16" circular needle
  • U.S. size 4 (3.5 mm) 16" circular needle

You Will Also Need:

  • cable needle
  • tapestry needle
  • stitch markers (optional)

Preferred Brand/Yarn:

Cephalopod Yarns Bugga!


Shown in Killer Bee and Bronze Moth