Nice Cuppa by Mandy Bee

Nice Cuppa

August 2016
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
33 stitches and 43 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette
US 1½ - 2.5 mm
280 - 296 yards (256 - 271 m)
Adult (Circumference: 20in (51cm); Height: 9.2in (23.3cm)
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Once upon a time, a friend of mine coveted an artsy little teacup. Being ever-so-crafty, she decided to paint her own teacup instead of buying it.

Continuing on the path of inspiration, I designed this hat based on her teacup with a simple pattern that reminds me of vintage kitchenware. Using the beautifully dyed primary colors of organic O-Wool Fingering yarn, the design pops off of a lovely porcelain background just like the teacups.

Now you can make your own rather than buying a pre-made hat. So go make yourself a cuppa in your favorite teacup and cast on your Nice Cuppa!


Made for adults. Blocked circumference is approx. 20in (51cm) and will stretch up to 25in (64cm). Height is approx. 9.2in (23.3cm).

To change the circumference of the hat, add or remove pattern repeats, each of which is approx. 1.4in (3.6cm) and 12 stitches wide.

To change the height of the hat, add or remove MC rows. 11 rows is approx. 1in (2.5cm).


33 sts x 43 rows = 4in (10cm) in stockinette stitch



  • 2.5mm (US 1.5) 16in (40cm) circulars
  • Same size DPNs or preferred needle style for working small circumference in the round


  • 8-14 stitch markers (1 unique to mark beginning of round)
  • Tapestry needle

Fingering-weight wool in four colors

  • 190yd (174m) of white
  • 30yd (20m) of red
  • 30yd (20m) of blue
  • 30yd (32m) of yellow

O-Wool ‘O-Wash Fingering’ (100% machine- washable organic merino, 391m, 100g)
* 1 skein in Cattail
O-Wool ‘O-Wash Fingering Mini-Skein’ (100% machine-washable organic merino, 91m, 25g)

  • 1 mini-skein in Woodpecker (CC1)
  • 1 mini-skein in Night Heron (CC2)
  • 1 mini-skein in Paw Paw (CC3)


The hat is knit in the round and begins with 2x1 ribbing. The rest of the hat is knit in stockinette stitch, using multiple colors following the provided chart. A few rows after the color chart is complete, decreases begin to shape the crown and finish the hat.

Pattern has been tech edited.