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Mandala Hat


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Interwoven cables criss-cross on the surface of this slouchy hat. The stitch pattern is both written and charted, and neatly decreases at the crown, creating a fractal design reminiscent of circular mandala patterns. Choose a size that is about 2" larger than your head for a slouchy silhouette - the band will keep the hat snug on your head. BASIC SKILLS NECESSARY cast on knit purl knit in the round GAUGE 4" = 27.5 sts and 28 rounds in Crossed Cables Stitch on larger needles Note: yarns shown usually knit at 25-32 sts to 4" in Stocking Stitch SIZING / FINISHED MEASUREMENTS Circumference at band: 20.25"(21.75", 23.25") Circumference at widest point: 22.75"(24.5", 26.25")

Recommended with this pattern

  • 175(190, 200) yards sport or fingering weight yarn
  • US 4 (3.5mm) and US 6 (4mm) 16" circular needles or size needed to obtain gauge and 2 sizes smaller
  • US 6 (4mm) set of 4 double-pointed needles or size needed to obtain gauge

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Kira K Designs
Kira K Designs
Kira K Designs is a line of original knitting and crochet patterns with a streamlined and eminently wearable aesthetic. Research on historical clothing, which Kira did during her former career as a theatrical costume designer, is a strong influence on her design sense, and many patterns reference styles from the 1920s through the 1960s. Kira's family history of Danish Modern furniture design is also an important influence on her patterns, resulting in garments and accessories with clean lines and intriguing details that are both interesting to make and easy to wear. I teach classes around the San Francisco Bay Area. See upcoming classes at I am also available for private lessons by appointment. If you would like to be notified about new patterns and upcoming classes, please go to my website and sign up for my e mail list.