Cubbed horned hat - knitting pattern

A striking "horned" hat that is fun to knit and to wear, Cubbed is sure to turn heads.

Skills required
: Knit & purl sts, knitting in the round, increases & decreases, specialist cast-on, specialist cast-off

Gauge: 24 sts x 38 rows to 4in/10cm on 3.25mm needles over St.St. 
 24 sts x 36 rows to 4in/10cm on 3.25mm needles over stitch pattern
 24 sts x 46 rows to 4in/10cm on 3mm needles over Garter stitch


  • Illustrated knitting pattern
  • Metric and imperial measurements
  • Sizes to fit 17 (19, 21, 23) in/43.25 (48.25, 53.25, 58.5) cm

  • Written instructions; illustrated tutorials for Provisional cast-on & 3-needle bind-off

Materials you need at home:

  • 100 (135, 167, 215) yd/92 (124, 154, 198) m sport or light DK weight, plied yarn (Sample shown in Malabrigo Arroyo (335yd/306m/100g; 100% Merino))
40yd/37m yarn for a 6x6in/15x15cm swatch in St.St

  • Set 3mm/UK11/US2½ & 3.25mm/UK10/US3 DPNs/Circular or size needed to obtain gauge

  • Stitch marker as necessary

  • Approx 3yd/3m waste yarn

  • 3.25mm crochet hook

  • Tapestry needle
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