Muratura hat - knitting pattern

Rich texture suggests ancient stone walls in this classic sideways-knit Hat, with a stitch pattern that lends itself well to a range of yarns, from dramatic hand-dyes to smooth solids. Just as a standard masonry pattern will yield different, but always beautiful results depending on the stone used, Muratura can be made new over and over again.

Published in 3 sizes, it can be easily adjusted for a perfect fit. Both written and charted instructions are provided, with illustrated tutorials for the special construction techniques (provisional cast-on, short rows and grafting/Kitchener stitch).

Sample shown in SnailYarn BFL Aran [181yd/160m per 100g; 100% Superwash Bluefaced Leicester]; shown in size 21in/56cm, on model with 21.5in/54.5cm circumference head

Sizes: to fit 19 [21, 23] in/ 48.25 [53.25, 58.5] cm (Finished sizes: 15.75 [18, 20.25] in/ 40 [45.75, 51.5] cm)

Skills required: Knit & purl sts, knitting into the stitch below (Brioche), short rows, provisional cast-on, kitchener stitch.


  • Written & charted instructions
  • Illustrated tutorials for Provisional Cast-on, Short Rows & Kitchener Stitch (Garter St.)
  • Pattern in metric and imperial measurements

Materials you need at home:

  • 116 [144, 176] yd/102 [127, 155] m Aran weight, plied yarn (Gauge 18 sts x 24 rows to 4in/10cm over St.St. / 18 sts x 36 rows to 4in/10cm over Garter St.)
  • 36yd/32m yarn for a 6x6in/15x15cm swatch in Garter St.
  • Pair 4.5mm/UK7/US7 straight needles or size needed to obtain gauge
  • 4.5mm crochet hook
  • Approx. 2yd/2m waste yarn
  • Stitch marker as necessary
  • Tapestry needle
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