Athena Hat by Jill Wolcott

Athena Hat

November 2012
DK (11 wpi) ?
19 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches
in Sweet Violet
US 4 - 3.5 mm
200 - 280 yards (183 - 256 m)
(S) (M) (L)
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This pattern is included in the standalone pattern for Athena.

Knit from a luxurious blend of New Zealand merino and possum, this intriguing hat combines a moving 8-stitch cable that becomes the bottom band with a not-too-lacy eyelet stitch that looks much more complicated than it actually is. The crown of the hat is constructed in an innovative segment technique, resulting in a hat that is as interesting to knit as it is fun to wear.

moderate / ITR & flat, cables & eyelets


S (M) (L)
Finished circumference 18 (20) (22)“


4.75 sts/in and 8 rows/in = 19 sts/4” and 32 rows/4” in Sweet Violets
8.5 sts/in and 8 rows/in = 34 sts/4” and 32 rows/4” in Center Cable


Size 4(3.5mm) circular ndls and 16” circular ndls OR size to obtain gauge


Stitch markers, tapestry needle, stitch holders or WY, extra needles for 3-ndl BO, cable needle (optional)


Rimu DK 8 ply from Zealana, 60% New Zealand Merino, 40% possum, 50g/140 yds (128m)
OR Kauri DK 8 ply from Zealana, 60% New Zealand Merino, 30% possum, 10% silk, 50g/140 yds (128m)
2 skeins (1 each color) or 2 of a single color

As Shown

Model Size Medium
Color Toto Red (Rimu)

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