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The Pebbles by the Sea Hat is Back!

Here are links to find the Pebbles by the Sea Hat on Payhip, Etsy, and Ravelry. Read more below to learn about the inspiration behind the shawl and all the details that will help you decide whether this pattern is a good fit for your knitting needs.

A pink hat with columns of eyelets and slipped stitches is laid flat on a countertop surrounded by a teacup, white flowers, and ornate brass scissors.


Here’s where you’ll find the Pebbles by the Sea Hat.


Here’s where you’ll find the Pebbles by the Sea Hat.


Here’s where you’ll find the Pebbles by the Sea Hat.


This hat is named for the incredibly talented Ocean Rose and her beautiful yarn shop, Ocean By The Sea. One of my favorite spots in Ventura is a stretch of beach near the Ventura River mouth. It is covered in rocks and pebbles, and the waves crash over them all day long, making the prettiest rumbling, tumbling sounds. I go there when I need to recharge, and I always leave feeling better than when I arrived.

In keeping with that spirit, this hat is designed to be a quick, relaxing knit. It takes just one skein of yarn and can be finished in an evening if you knit quickly. As you work the twisted stitches and the moss stitch, think of the waves rolling in and out over mossy rocks, in and out, in and out. I hope you enjoy it.


Here’s where you’ll find all the information about the Pebbles by the Sea Hat to help you decide what yarn and needles to use, which size to make, and whether this pattern is the right one for you.

S, M, L

Finished hat circumference: 18.75 (21.25, 24) in / 47.5 (54, 61) cm

(Note: most people like their hats snug, so if that’s what you’re looking for, choose a finished hat size that is somewhat smaller than your actual head.)

Chunky weight yarn, 76 (87, 98) yds / 70 (80, 90) m

Sample shown knit in Ocean by the Sea Thicc base in Terracotta colorway, Merino single ply, 76y (70 m) per 3.5 oz (100g)

4” (10 cm) square = 12 stitches by 19 rows in stockinette

One set of needles for your preferred style of small-circumference knitting in a size to match gauge listed above

Suggested needle size: US 11 (8.0 mm)

One stitch marker for beginning of round; optional additional markers between pattern repeats
Tapestry needle for weaving in ends

Adventurous beginner to intermediate
Techniques: increases, decreases, knitting in the round, twisted stitches

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