Mandala Hat by Kira Dulaney

Mandala Hat

March 2013
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
27.5 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches
in Crossed Cables Stitch
US 6 - 4.0 mm
US 4 - 3.5 mm
175 - 200 yards (160 - 183 m)
adult small(adult medium, adult large), Circumference at band: 20.25"(21.75", 23.25")
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Interwoven cables criss-cross on the surface of this slouchy hat. The stitch pattern is both written and charted, and neatly decreases at the crown, creating a fractal design reminiscent of circular mandala patterns. Choose a size that is about 2” larger than your head for a slouchy silhouette – the band will keep the hat snug on your head. Make the Mandala Mitts for a matching set.

4” = 27.5 sts and 28 rounds in Crossed Cables Stitch on larger needles
Note: yarns shown usually knit at 25-32 sts to 4” in Stocking Stitch

adult small(adult medium, adult large)

Circumference at band: 20.25”(21.75”, 23.25”)
Circumference at widest point: 22.75”(24.5”, 26.25”)

175(190, 200) yards fingering or sport weight yarn
US 4 (3.5mm) and US 6 (4mm) 16” circular needles or size needed to obtain gauge and 2 sizes smaller
US 6 (4mm) set of 4 double-pointed needles or size needed to obtain gauge
cable needle
stitch marker
yarn needle
2 ¾“ buttons
sewing needle and thread