Blossoms Chullo by Shirl the Purl

Blossoms Chullo

Fingering (14 wpi) ?
32 stitches = 4 inches
in colour pattern after blocking
US 2½ - 3.0 mm
US 3 - 3.25 mm
Adult Medium: 20 inches
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Most South American chullos are so complex that even experienced knitters fear them! Were they actually knit by extra-terrestrials, like the rumour we’ve heard about the Nazca Lines? The Blossoms Chullo, adapted from an actual example, uses only two colours per round without sacrificing colour variety. The essential look of the original has been preserved while the pattern is written at a gauge ordinary earthlings can easily achieve with available yarns. (

One size only, adult medium. The hat border circumference is 20 inches. Fits a 20-22 inch head. Size changes are best made by changing gauge.

Designed by Shirley Scott

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Yarn: Shetland yarn or fine fingering
(8) 50 gram balls for the 8 colour version
(3) 50 gram balls for the 3 colour version

Special features include:

  • Branch of Blossoms, a traditional chullo patterning
  • Traditional ear flaps in colourful garter stitch
  • Dark and Light Squares, another traditional chullo patterning
  • Tasselled ties and hat top

Charted for knitting with 8 colours of yarn, and with 3 colours of yarn

Many additional details regarding the historical background of the pattern are provided at

Available as pdf download from Patternfish.
Available as pdf download from Needle Arts Knitting
Hard copies of this pattern are available from the Needle Arts Knitting.