Metamorphosis Hat by Laura Cunitz

Metamorphosis Hat

November 2013
Super Bulky (5-6 wpi) ?
2.5 stitches = 1 inch
in Tunisian Crochet
10.0 mm (N/P)
65 - 75 yards (59 - 69 m)
Hat circumference of 16", 18" and 20"
This pattern is available as a free Ravelry download

Note on Pattern Ordering
There is something wacky with the free download. If you are having a problem (being sent to Paypal) you can also download it for free on our web site. Just go to the Free Downloads link on our Designs page.

This hat is made with a combination of knitting and Tunisian Crochet, but you don’t need to know how to crochet to make it! The pattern is written for knitters who want to try something new. There are a lot of instructions. Tunisian Crochet, also known as Tunisian Knitting, is easy to learn and a bit like both knitting and crochet. There are also a bonus scarf and blanket instructions

  • The hat is worked flat with Tunisian Crochet, seamed up, then a knit 1x1 rib is added at the end.
  • The scarf has a contrasting solid color added that creates a woven look
  • The blanket is designed based on the yarn, so the color changes happen on every row

There’s a lot of information built into the pattern to get you going:

  • Tunisian Knitting overview and photo tutorial
  • Information on where to order Tunisian Crochet hooks
  • Links to our Photobucket site which has more detailed project pictures.
  • A step-by-step photo tutorial specifically for the making the hat.

More on Yardage and Bonus Patterns
Hat: MC 40 - 50 yds, CC 10 yds
Scarf: MC 100 yds, CC 130 yds

The Metamorphosis Hat is my emergency gift project. Once you get the hang of it, the hat can be finished in about 2 hours. I have had more people ask me to knit them this hat than any other project I’ve knit. It’s a good thing it’s so fast to make (and easy to teach). Even if you don’t crochet and don’t think you want to learn to crochet, you’ll like this cross between the two. These examples were knit with Crystal Palace Chunky Mochi, but other slow changing yarns would work also.

Yarn Shops: We have a free class plan written for this pattern. You can find more information in the Retailer section of our serb site.