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Chutes & Ladders


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Named for the children's game, inspired by the undulations and rungs of the pattern repeat- this is a challenging but fun pattern to knit and a great hat to wear. BASIC SKILLS NECESSARY Knit, Purl, Work in the round, Ktbl, YO, SKP, K2tog, K3tog GAUGE Gauges : 6.5 stitches and 8 rounds =1" in stockinette stitch = 20 inch hat 6 stitches and 7.5 rounds =1" in stockinette stitch = 21.5 inch hat 5.75 stitches and 7.25rounds =1" in stockinette stitch = 23 inch hat SIZING / FINISHED MEASUREMENTS The stitch pattern is really quite stretchy, expanding to 23", snapping back to 20". Without creating hat head. All hats are about 8 1/4 to 8 3/4 inches long.

Recommended with this pattern

  • 200 - 230 yards sport weight yarn, sample in Quince & Co Chickadee,
  • 10 Stitch Markers, 1 unique for the beginning of the round.
  • Circular needles and DPN's in the size to achieve gauge; Samples were both knit with US5 24" circulars - by an average tension knitter.

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Nell Ziroli lives in a quirky little house in a small and lovely neighborhood with her youngest daughter Haley and their companions Daisy + Oliver. She comes from a family of knitters and otherwise crafty people. Nell has been knitting, teaching and designing for as long as she can remember. You can see some of her designs on her blog