The Littoral Hat Knitting Pattern

Knowing how to substitute yarn opens up a whole new world for knitters. I decided the best way to help illustrate this point is to release a free hat knitting pattern for you to experiment with.

So I pulled out my mohair and suri alpaca, held them double with some fingering-weight wool, and went to town.

This simple hat pattern works up quickly but is lightweight and warm. This free hat pattern is written for fingering-weight wool held double with lace-weight silk mohair, but you can experiment with other options and different yarn weights.

The Littoral Hat pattern has four sizes: 16.25 (18.25, 20, 21.75) in / 41.5 (46.5, 51, 55) cm circumference. 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 circumference.

You'll need 0ne set of needles for small-circumference knitting (recommended US 8 (5mm), plus one set of needles three sizes smaller (for the brim), as well as a stitch marker for beginning of round, optional additional markers between pattern repeats, and a tapestry needle for weaving in ends.

This is an intermediate pattern, and uses decreases, slipping stitches, and knitting in the round.

Get the Littoral Hat Knitting pattern on my blog. Plus, find helpful tips and tricks to improve your knitting, patterns, tutorials, and more.