katherine hat


This hat is very easy, the main stitch pattern is only 4 rows (and one of them repeats) so it is easy to memorize.

you can download the printable version here!

Katherine Hat

2 skeins suri merino (or other worsted weight yarn)
Size 8 16″ circular needles
Size 8 dpns
Stitch markers/spare yarn.

9 sts. per two inches

Twisted Rib: *k one through the back loop, p1* around

Mini Cable: K2tog, leaving both stitches on the needle, knit first stitch again and remove both stitches from left hand needle.

C2F: Slip 2 stitches to cable needle, hold to front of the work. K2, knit the 2 stitches from the cable needle.

C2B: Slip 2 stitches to cable needle, hold to back of the work. K2, knit the 2 stitches from the cable needle.

– CO 80 sts. Join in the round (being careful not to twist) and place marker.
– work in twisted rib for 3 inches.
– *K1, kfb* around. (120 stitches)
– Increase 6 more stitches evenly around. (*K20, kfb* around) (126 stitches)

1.*p1, k2, p1, k6, p1, k2, p1* around
2.*P1, mini cable, p1, c2F, k2, p1, minicable, p1* around
3. Same as row one
4.*P1, minicable, p1, k2, c2b, p1, minicable, p1* around

-Repeat these four rows until work measures 9 inches from cast on edge. End with a row 1.

Begin decreases:
-*P1, k2tog, p1, k2tog, k2, k2tog, p1, k2tog, p1* around
-*P1, k1, p1, c2b, p1, k1, p1*
-*slip 1, k2tog, psso, k1, k2tog, k1, slip 1, k2tog, psso*
-*k2tog* around
-*k2tog* around

Break yarn and thread through remaining stitches, pull tight and weave in ends.

Ravelry Pattern Page

43 comments on “katherine hat

  1. I'm pretty sure I'm in love with your blog and all the things you make! ^.^

    The point: Your hats are really very lovely, and I wanted to make this one with the same yarn you used save a different colour. Unfortunately though, we don't have a lot of knit shops round here, but there is ONE that carries this yarn in Alabama, and it's even in my city!

    Enough rambling! I love your blog! It is very inspiring!

  2. This is a lovely pattern and I am enjoying making it. Can you clarify the decreases for me? The first decrease row is in multiples of 10, but the row includes 126 stitches. What do we do with the six stitches left over? In decrease row 2, do the C2B cables line up with the mini cables, or the large cables. Thank you.

  3. Beautiful! I am making myself one right now cause I figured I need a hat when I'm going to Germany next month! πŸ™‚ Thank you so much for sharing!

  4. Hi Erin, This hat is just so beautiful! I'm stuck in Row 2 of the pattern, and I'm not understanding something. Row 1 goes in rpt of 14 sts.(126/14=9 times) However, Row 2 is in repeats of 12 sts (p1/mc/p1/c2F/k2/p1/mc/p1) resulting in 6 sts left at the end of the round after repeating the pattern 10times)? What do I do with these 6sts? Same thing with Row 4, though I have not reached that far. I would love some help! Thanks so much!

  5. Hi Nirmy,
    I'm knitting this hat now…Erin's pattern on row two is actually 14 stitches..
    The c2F or c2B is actually 4 stitches ( two you knit from left needle, then the two from the cable) So there is a total of 14 stitches.

    Thanks Erin for this lovely pattern!

  6. Hi Erin,
    I want to start this hat but in reading through the instructions, I am confused about what "kfb" means under the Pattern section. Help?

  7. Hi Erin,
    I'm making this hat right now and there's an off by one error on the increase, it's not *k20, kfb* but *k19, kfb*

    Thanks for this pattern anyway, my girlfriend is going to love it.

  8. Look up how to kfb on youtube. You add a stitch every time you kfb. So you would double half of your stitches. 40*(1[knit]+1*2[kfb]) = 120

  9. Hi Erin,

    I really love this hat. I'm fairly new to knitting and trying new things. One question about this.

    Increase 6 more stitches evenly around. (*K20, kfb* around) (126 stitches)

    20 goes into 120 6 times. Should we kfb on the 20th stitch, increasing by one for every 20 stitches? The way it is written above it sounds like we should kfb on the 21st stitch? Confused πŸ™‚

    Thanks for any help. I really want to knit this for my sis. I've already knit a scarf and mitts. This would perfectly complete the ensembe πŸ™‚

  10. Beautiful pattern. I am using thick wool and needle size 13 (9mm).
    CO 56,followed with twisted rib for 3 inches. I then increased using K1Kfb, as per instruction. Didn't increase any further and started the pattern. It's turning out beautiful. Can't wait to wear it. Thanks for this gorgeous pattern.

  11. Hi!

    I love this pattern and I was wondering if I could sell a couple online. I would, of course, give you credit for the pattern in description if you let me use it.


  12. Tyvm for beautiful pattern. πŸ™‚ I have just started my hat and it says for the brim to work for 3 inches, but when I look at ur photos, it looks so small and yet my brim is so big. πŸ˜€ I’m using size 8 circular needles, my yarn is for size 5-7 needles…

    1. I see the same thing. The picture looks like there is only ribbing for 1 or 1 1/2 inches. Three inches makes for way too much ribbing and puts it out of proportion of the rest of the hat, so I just do the ribbing for 1 1/2 inches instead of 3. I love the hat and the rest of the pattern, though.

    1. you can try! it depends on how big the circumference of your needles & hat are. if it gets too tight, you switch to dpns. πŸ™‚

  13. I would like to make this for myself but I can’t print the pattern how can Ido it. Thanks
    soosan malek

  14. This is a gorgeous hat! I am in love with the design but I am confused on one thing, the knit six section pairs with the c2f, but it seems like the c2f leaves 2 stitches left over on the knit six section. Can you help? Thank you so much!

    1. thanks maddy! in that 6 stitch section, 4 are worked with the c2f, and then you knit 2. not sure where your extra stitches are coming from!

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