30-Round Rasta Hat by Elizabeth Green Musselman

30-Round Rasta Hat

November 2014
Super Bulky (5-6 wpi) ?
8 stitches and 13 rows = 4 inches
in Lace pattern stitch
US 13 - 9.0 mm
65 - 80 yards (59 - 73 m)
Finished circumference: 20"/50cm; sized to fit 21–24"/53.5–61cm heads
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This pattern lets you be a superhero: with just 30 rounds of knitting, you’ve got yourself a gorgeous hat—perfect for that surprise cold snap that’s coming up tomorrow or the quick gift you need to whip up.

Knit it in Malabrigo Rasta or any soft, super-bulky wool for a squishy, cozy topper.

Pattern includes a linked video tutorial explaining how to work the M3B (make 3 below) stitch used in the pattern.


  • Malabrigo Rasta (100% merino wool; 90 yds / 82m per 150g skein); 1 skein; Violeta Africana #808 (sample hat used 65 yds / 60m)
  • US #13 / 9mm circular needle (or size needed to obtain gauge), 16- or 20-inch (40 or 50cm) length
  • US #13 / 9mm needles for working small circumference in the round: dpns, long circular for magic loop, or two circulars, as you prefer
  • Yarn needle