Medici hat - knitting pattern

Arches created by twisted stitches grow from the brim of this Hat and adorn the body. Medici is a gentle tam, beautiful and structured, and ideal for solid or semi-solid yarns.

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

20 sts x 28 rows to 4in/10cm on 4.5mm needles over St.St.


  • Illustrated knitting pattern
  • Metric and imperial measurements
  • Sizes to fit 20 (22, 25) in, 51 (56, 63.5) cm (Finished size 18 (20.25, 22.5) in, 45.5 (51.5, 57) cm)
  • Written & charted instructions; illustrated tutorial for Alternate Cable cast-on

Materials you need at home:

  • 128 (161, 200) yd/116 (147, 182) m worsted weight, plied yarn (Sample shown in Wollmeise Molly Worsted (219yd/200m per 100g; 100% Merino))
32yd/29m yarn for a 6x6in/15x15cm swatch in St.St.

  • Set 4.5mm/UK7/US7 DPNs/Circular or size needed to obtain gauge

  • Stitch marker as necessary

  • Tapestry needle

  • Cable needle
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