Ngaru Hat by Francoise Danoy

Ngaru Hat

February 2015
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
5 stitches and 6 rows = 4 inches
US 7 - 4.5 mm
US 8 - 5.0 mm
145 - 155 yards (133 - 142 m)
8 inches tall, 21-22” circumference, but can fit most heads.
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Ngaru is the Maori word for “wave”. The wave motif in this hat pattern draws heavy influence from Taniko (traditional Maori weaving) designs and motifs. This pattern is rather special to me, as it is my first to incorporate such designs as a method to connect with my mother’s culture.

Yarns used:

  • 1 Skein of Cascade 220 Worsted Black (Main Color)
  • 1 Skein of Cascade 220 Worsted Red (Contrast Color)


  • Approx. 125 yards of MC yarn
  • Approx. 20 yards of CC yarn

(This yardage includes yarn usage for making the pom-pom)

Needle: Size 7 and 8 circular needles or DNPs (you can use which ever method for circular knitting for hats as you like.
Gauge: 5 sts per 1 inch, 6 rows per 1 inch on size 8 needles (after blocking).
Final Dimensions: 8 inches tall, 21-22” circumference (after blocking). Has enough stretch to fit 24” inch heads (though the height will shorten a bit)

This pattern has been test knit and edited.

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