Beelore ridged pixie hat - knitting pattern

This wonderfully structured design is knit in a buttery soft yarn, resulting in a striking and very wearable Hat. The ridges are created using a combination of knitted tucks and folding hems, and all the techniques needed are included in the pattern.

6 sizes are included to ensure the perfect fit. The Hat is worked in the round and bottom up.

Skills required
: Knit & purl stitches, knitting in the round, increases & decreases, I-cords, provisional cast-on, joining live sts

20 sts x 26 rows to 4in/10cm on 4mm needles over St.St.


  • Illustrated knitting pattern
  • Metric and imperial measurements
  • Sizes to fit 16 (17, 19, 20, 21, 23) in/40.75 (43.25, 48.25, 51, 53.25, 58.5) cm (Finished size 14.5 (15.5, 16.75, 18, 19.25, 20.5) in/36.75 (39.25, 42.5, 45.75, 49, 52) cm)
  • Written instructions; illustrated tutorials for Provisional cast-on, Picking up Stitches & Joining Live Stitches

Materials you need at home:

  • Yarn A 52 (67, 74, 93, 101, 121) yd/48 (62, 68, 86, 93, 111) m worsted weight, plied yarn (Sample shown in Lorna's Laces Shepherd Worsted (225yd/206m per 114g; 100% Superwash merino))

  • Yarn B 31 (48, 54, 60, 78, 83) yd/29 (44, 50, 56, 71, 76) m , 
* 28yd/26m yarn for a 6x6in/15x15cm swatch in St.St in either yarn

  • Set 4mm/UK8/US6 DPNs/Circular or size needed to obtain gauge
4mm/USG crochet hook (provisional cast-on)

  • Approx. 2yd/2m waste yarn (provisional cast-on)

  • Stitch marker as necessary

  • Tapestry needle
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