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Igloo DK Hat

from Lucy Neatby
(6) Name: 'Knitting : Igloo DK Hat
Igloo DK Hat
Igloo DK Hat
Igloo DK Hat
Igloo DK Hat
Igloo DK Hat

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • double-knitting
  • knitting in the round
  • basic increases

Pattern Description:

Living somewhere cool? Here's a delightfully warm, top-down, fully reversible, double knit hat for you and yours. One side of the hat features a rippling texture pattern and the other sprinkles of colour!

Top-down hats are wonderfully adjustable. Simply make increases until the hat is big enough, then commence the vertical section of the hat.
Options for working with different yarn weights and adding additional insulation are given.

An accompanying Nine-Part Tutorial is available from my website.


An approximate gauge of 4 stitch pairs x 6 rows per inch is needed. It is measured over double-layer Stocking stitch fabric. Row gauge is less important than stitch gauge

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • To fit head circumference: 20 - 22". Hat size may be adjusted up or down by using larger/smaller needles and/or heavier/lighter yarns or adjusting the number of increases made.


  • A set of 5 dpns and 50 cm circular needle, size 5.0 mm / US#8 (or the size determined by your swatch).

Suggested yarn:

400 meters of Chunky weight

Preferred Brand/Yarn:

Drops Big Delight

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About the designer

Lucy Neatby on
Dartmouth, Nova Scotia

Lucy is a full-time hand-knitting designer, teacher and the author of books including Cool Socks Warm Feet, Cool Knitters Finish in Style and A Little Book of BIG Holes for Hand-Knitters. She also ...

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