Tucked textured short-row hat - knitting pattern

Tucked is a unique hat that will take you on a journey through tucks and short rows.

Bringing together a host of different techniques Tucked is a mildly challenging and fun knit, resulting in an unusual and striking hat.

Due to its structure, changes in sizes are achieved through gauge, and two sizes are provided in the pattern. Please note that the different sizes require different needle sizes: 26sts x 39rows to 4in/10cm on 3mm needles over St.St. to fit size: 20in/51cm, with a finished size of circumference: 17.25in/43.75cm, length: 7.5in/19cm. 24sts x 36rows to 4in/10cm on 3.25mm needles over St.St. to fit size: 22in/56cm, with a finished size of circumference: 18.75in/47.5cm, length: 8.25in/21cm.

Sample shown in Wollmeise DK [468yd/428m per 200g; 100% Merino]; shown in size 22in/47.5cm on model with 21.75in/55.25cm circumference head.

Skills required: knit & purl sts, knitting in the round, increases & decreases, provisional cast-on, picking up sts, tucks, short rows, grafting.


  • Written instructions
  • Illustrated tutorials for Provisional Cast-on, Picking up sts, Short rows & Kitchener (Stocking Stitch)
  • Pattern in metric and Imperial measurements

Materials you need at home:

  • 279 yd/255 m DK weight, plied yarn, worked at tighter than ball-band gauge

  • 41yd/37m yarn for a 6x6in/15x15cm swatch in St.St.
* Set 3 [3.25] mm DPNs/Circular or size needed to obtain gauge

  • 3 [3.25] mm crochet hook

  • Approx. 3yd/3m waste yarn
Spare DPN or circular in same size
Stitch marker as necessary

  • Tapestry needle
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