Koolhaas by Jared Flood


October 2007
Aran (8 wpi) ?
26 stitches and 30 rows = 4 inches
in Lattice Cable Motif with larger needles
US 6 - 4.0 mm
US 8 - 5.0 mm
164 yards (150 m)
20" circumference, 7-8" tall for men and women
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This pattern originally appeared in Interweave Knits Holiday 2007 issue. The pattern is now available as a PDF download through Ravelry or Brooklyn Tweed directly. It is also available from Interweave as a PDF download.

The design was inspired by the work of Dutch architect Rem Koolhaas. His geometric, structural patterns at the Seattle Public Library informed the cabled lattice motif encircling the beanie.

The designer posted a clarification on Ravelry in this thread a few years ago, which may still be useful.


Approx. 125 (135) yards of worsted weight wool yarn


1 skein of Brooklyn Tweed Shelter (100 % US Targhee-Columbia Wool; 140 yards/50g)


26 stitches & 30 rounds = 4” in Koolhaas Chart on larger needle


One 16” circular needle in size needed to obtain gauge
One 16” circular needle two sizes smaller than Gauge Needle
One set of DPNs in same size as Gauge Needle

Suggested sizes: US 8/5 mm & US 6/4 mm

Finished Dimensions

Approximately 20” head circumference
7” (8”) in height


Small/Medium (Large)
To fit head sizes 19-22” (23-24)”

Please note: the main stitch pattern in this garment is charted only.