Striato hat (beanie & slouchy) - knitting pattern

Striato comes in two flavours: slouchy and beanie. The stripes that adorn the body of this Hat continue all the way through to the crown, where the two different styles have different crown shapings.

Worked bottom up and in the round, the pattern is provided in 4 sizes and in written format.

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

24 sts x 38 rows to 4in/10cm on 3.5mm needles over St.St. 
 24 sts x 37 rows to 4in/10cm on 3.5mm needles over 1x1 Twisted Rib, lightly stretched


  • Illustrated knitting pattern
  • Metric and imperial measurements
  • Sizes to fit 17 (19, 21, 23) in/43.25 (48.25, 53.25, 58.5) cm (Finished size 14 (16, 18, 20) in/35.5 (40.75, 45.75, 50.75) cm)
  • Written instructions; illustrated tutorial for Alternate Cable Cast-on

Materials you need at home:

  • Beanie

  • Yarn A 43 (59, 77, 95) yd/40 (54, 71, 87) m sport or light DK weight, plied yarn (Sample shown in The Little Knitting Company Cashmere & Yak (95yd/87m/25g; 42% Cashmere, 40% Yak,18% Wool))
  • Yarn B 28 (42, 57, 73) yd/26 (38, 53, 67) m yarn , Slouchy
Yarn A 76 (98, 126, 152) yd/72 (91, 116, 140) m sport or light DK weight, plied yarn
Yarn B 63 (81, 102, 125) yd/58 (75, 94, 115) m yarn
 , For either
  • 40yd/37m yarn for a 6x6in/15x15cm swatch in St.St.

  • Set 3.5mm/UK–/US4 DPNs/Circular or size needed to obtain gauge

  • Stitch marker as necessary

  • Tapestry needle
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