Fish Scales knitted hat

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  • Illustrated Knitting Pattern
  • US Imperial Measurement / Metric Measurement
  • Size one size fits most; 21-25 in/53cm-63.5 cm head
  • Suitable for Beginners
  • gauge 22 sts x 22 rows = 4in/10cm measured over stockinette on larger needles


They (mermaids) play chess with seahorses. They wear capes of fish scales and sleep on beds made from seaweed. - Michelle Cuevas, Confessions of an Imaginary Friend

Create lovely fish scaly motif worthy of the most playful of mermaids!

This is a pattern for a faux cable knit hat worked in the round from the bottom up.

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Materials you need at home:

  • yarn, DK Weight yarn
  • approx. yarn amounts, 140yds (128m), (if you choose to top yours with a pom-pom you will need extra yarn or faux fur pom pom)
  • needles, 3.75mm (us no 5) DPNs, 15cm, set of 4, 4.0mm (us no 6) circular, 41cm & DPNs, 15cm
  • additional tools, needle to weave in ends, st marker