Huatau Hat by Francoise Danoy
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Huatau Hat

June 2015
Sport (12 wpi) ?
24 stitches and 38 rows = 4 inches
in Lace Pattern
US 5 - 3.75 mm
US 7 - 4.5 mm
170 - 181 yards (155 - 166 m)
8" from CO edge, 21" circumference
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The Huatau (Māori for “graceful”) Hat is a lovely little beanie with a slight slouch. It features a striking, yet simple, vine-like lace pattern. The decreases at the top of the hat are worked in a way to keep the lace in pattern right until the very end, where the six sections of the hat come together to form a star or flower shape. Requires just one skein of Quince and Co. Chickadee yarn and is a very quick knit. You’ll be sporting this chic hat in no time at all!


  • Needle sizes: US 5 (3.75 mm) and US 7 (4.5 mm) 16” circular needle and size 7 (4.5 mm) DPNs or size to obtain gauge.
  • Yarn Used: One skein Quince & Co. Chickadee
  • Yardage: 181 yards
  • Gauge: 21 sts (one lace repeat) over 3.5” or 24 sts and 38 rows over 4” in lace pattern.
  • Final Dimensions: 8” from cast on edge to top with a circumference of 21” Special Techniques/Stitches: YO increases, basic decreases (k2tog, ssk). Written and charted instructions for the lace are included.

Special thanks to my test knitters KnitandknotDesign, enablerqueen, JessicaJohannesen, HandmadeKoala, and KnitFitch for their feedback and wonderful FOs. Another thanks to KnitandknotDesign for the French translation!