Graffiti Hat by Elena Nodel

Graffiti Hat

August 2013
Aran (8 wpi) ?
19 stitches and 25 rows = 4 inches
in reverse stockinette stitch
US 5 - 3.75 mm
US 7 - 4.5 mm
110 - 150 yards (101 - 137 m)
S, M, L; 18"-23" head circumference
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I wanted to create a design that is very unique, unisex and is suitable for all age groups, a design that will also allow me to use my multitude of left over yarns. I also love cables in my knits, and always look for different ways to incorporate cables into my designs in a fun and whimsical way.

This design made me think of a graffiti style artwork, it is like a blank canvas where you can be creative with colors, pair up the most outrageous combinations for a very stunning effect.

The hat is made beanie style and is completely seamless. It is worked from the brim up, where stitches are slipped and cabled along the way.

This design is a great way to start colorwork and to practice some basic cables. Have fun and enjoy your colors!

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Size /Head Circumference/Total Yarn Required

Small/18-20”/110 yds
Medium/19-21”/120 yds
Large/21-23”/150 yds


4.5 mm/US #7 circular needles (40 cm/16”)
4.5 mm/US #7 DPNs or circular needles (30, 40 cm/12, 16”)
3.5 mm/US #5 DPNs or circular needles (40 cm/16”)
3 stitch markers (BOR and 2 markers A for cable area)
Cable needle

Note: sk2p = Slip 1 stitch as if to knit, knit two together, pass slipped stitch over knitted st.