Muscaria by Julia Bereciartu


December 2013
DK (11 wpi) ?
26 stitches and 30 rows = 4 inches
in Colourwork
US 4 - 3.5 mm
US 6 - 4.0 mm
180 - 210 yards (165 - 192 m)
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MUSCARIA is a fun colourwork hat knit in two shades of DK yarn. It features a polkadot design with smart crown decreases and a pompom on top, and it resembles the appearance of the Amanita Muscaria mushroom, also known as Toadstool. The pattern is easy to knit and memorize, creating a striking, warm fabric, and it’s suitable for colourwork beginners.

MUSCARIA comes in in a beanie shape that will fit most adult heads. You can easily knit this hat with yarn you already have in stash, and get creative with multiple colour combinations.


Beanie to fit an average adult head, 50-55cm/20-21.75”. The length of the hat is 20cm/8“.


Two shades of DK weight yarn, about 40grs/120yds of MC and 20 grs/60yds of CC (15 grs/45yds extra if making a pompom). The samples were knit in ColourMart Extra Fine Merino DK yarn, which gives 460yds every 150 grs. You can substitute it for any yarn that gives a similar yardage of 150yds/50grs.


3.5mm/US4 40cm/16” circular needle or dpns
4mm/US6 40cm/16” circular needle or dpns
Long 4mm/US6 circular needle if doing magic loop
Tapestry needle and one stitch marker


26 stitches x 30 rows 10cm/4” in colourwork with larger needles, lightly blocked.