Corbelle bucket hat - knitting pattern

Perfectly geometric in shape and form, Corbelle offers new lines in Hat construction. Worked in hand painted sport weight yarn, this bucket style Hat is worked in one piece: the brim is worked first before proceeding to the main body of the Hat to ensure perfect unison in the lines and forms created by twisted stitches.

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

26 sts x 39 rows to 4in/10cm on 3mm needles over St.St.


  • Illustrated knitting pattern
  • Metric and imperial measurements
  • Sizes to fit 16 (18, 20, 22) in/ 40.75 (45.75, 51, 56) cm (Finished size 14.75 (16.5, 18.5, 20.25) in/ 37.5 (42, 47, 51.5) cm)
  • Written & charted instructions; illustrated tutorials for Provisional Cast-on & Joining Live sts

Materials you need at home:

  • 115 (137, 192, 220) yd/105 (123, 175, 201) m sport weight, multi-plied yarn (Sample shown in Malabrigo Arroyo Sport (335yd/306m per 100g; 100% Merino))
35yd/32m yarn for a 6x6in/15x15cm swatch in St.St.

  • Set 3mm/UK11/US 2½ DPNs/Circular or size needed to obtain gauge

  • Stitch marker as necessary

  • Tapestry needle
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