Try Bluprint | Join Now

Pattern Download

Inca cat hat


Skill Level


Skills Needed

  • Stranded

What You Get

  • Digital Pattern (instant download)
  • Free Pattern Updates

How it works

  • This pattern was designed by a Craftsy independent design partner!
  • You'll purchase through PayPal and all profits go to the designer.
  • After purchase find your pattern in your pattern library.

Pattern Details

The hat for cat lovers. Inspired by cat motifs woven into border of the Incan textiles from Peru. Inca cat hat is a traditional colorwork pattern with a two colored ribbing. The cat motif and the wave pattern come from a garment panel dated between 1100- 1500 AD, while the pattern on the crown was loosely adapted from a poncho, circa 500-300 BC. The little animal, a mythical creature, in the narrow band is from a mantle fragment woven around 500 AD. The pattern instructions are clear and easy to work with, taking all the stress out of knitting a colorwork hat. The pattern features detailed written instructions, photos, and complete charts. There is a matching mitten pattern available BASIC SKILLS NECESSARY knitting in the round, stranded knitting with two colors, reading a chart, and Kitchener stitch. GAUGE 36 stitches and 36 rounds = 4 inches (10 cm) in stranded work 9 stitches = 1 inch (2.5 cm) in stranded work approx. 9 rounds = 1 inch (2.5 cm) SIZING / FINISHED MEASUREMENTS 22 inch circumference SUGGESTED YARN 250 yards of Fingering weight PREFERRED BRAND/YARN Knit Picks Palette COLORWAY Hazelnut, pimento, clover, canary and orange

Recommended with this pattern

  • US#1 (2.25mm) 16 or 20" (40 or 50 cm) circular needles US#2 (2.75mm) 16 or 20" (40 or 50 cm) circular needles US#2 (2.75mm) DPNs
  • 1 row marker and 9-11 stitch markers

Sold by

Kunstwerk Designs
Kunstwerk Designs's Pattern Store