Jimster pixie hat - knitting pattern

Jimster is knit flat, from side to side, and is a fantastically quick knit!

Ideally worked with a provisional cast-on and grafting for a seam-free finish, this little Hat is absolutely perfect for practising these skills.

Skills required: 
Knit sts, provisional cast-on, Kitchener stitch (grafting)

14 sts x 28 rows to 4in/10cm on 5mm needles over Garter St.


  • Illustrated knitting pattern
  • Metric and imperial measurements
  • Sizes to fit 15 (17, 20, 22) in, 38 (43.25, 51, 56) cm (Finished size 12 (14, 16, 18) in, 30.5 (35.5, 40.5, 45.75) cm)
  • Written instructions; illustrated tutorials for Provisional Cast-on, Garter Stitch Kitchener & Seaming Garter Stitch

Materials you need at home:

  • 71 (101, 137, 177) yd/65 (93, 125, 162) m bulky weight, single ply yarn (Sample shown in Abuelita Yarns Mysterious Bulky (115yd/105m per 100g; 95% Merino-Corriedale, 5% Silk))
42yd/38m yarn for a 6x6in/15x15cm swatch in St.St.
  • Pair 5mm/UK6/US8 straight needles or size needed to obtain gauge

  • Approx 2yd/2m waste yarn

  • 5mm crochet hook

  • Tapestry needle
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