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.

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


  1. It's SO pretty!! Thanks for sharing the pattern.

  2. Love this hat! I plan on giving it a try after the holidays, featured it on my blog today! Happy Holidays!

  3. that first picture is really pretty. love the hat.

  4. 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!

  5. i'm making this hat currently! i loooove it, and your blog :]

  6. 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.

  7. Excellent! I was looking for a very feminine-looking beret and this is perfect!

  8. I love this hat! I can't wait to try it! Thanks so much!

  9. Can you ask chesiir to do a visual on this ?


  10. Wow, wow, wow. :) You re amazing. ;) Quite possibly the most succinct and current info I came across about this subject. Sure pleased that I discovered that site by accident. I really appreciate it well.

  11. Thanks for sharing this beautiful pattern!! I´ve done it!! it´s really gorgeous!! a kiss from Portugal, Gorete

  12. Want to make one like this. Can it be made on DPN needles instead of round needles?

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

  14. Hi Erin I started to do your hat and I have a problem :/ first of all you are doing K2 in the next row in the same place doing C2F, k2 how do I do it?

  15. 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!

  16. 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!

  17. 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?

  18. 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.

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  19. Hello,

    How do you end up with 120 sets. when you only CO 80 sts..

    1. 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

  20. 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 :)

    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 :)

    1. Either way will work! it does not have to be perfectly even :)

  21. Can you tell if the needle size 8 is American or English size please.

  22. 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.