Origami Top Hat by Lori Versaci

Origami Top Hat

January 2017
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
19 stitches and 26 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette St (blocked)
US 7 - 4.5 mm
US 6 - 4.0 mm
175 yards (160 m)
To fit an average woman's (average man's) head
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Origami Top Hat is a modern take on a simple knit hat! Knit in the round from the rim up, this easy knit is capped off with a little bit of shaping and finally a fun bit of origami, giving this hat its stunning finishing touch! Pick out a wonderful luxe yarn and knit one up for yourself; and I bet you end up knitting one for everyone in your family! I did…

To fit average woman’s (average man’s) head

Circumference (unstretched): 18 ½ (20)”/47 (51)cm
Height: 10”/25.5cm

Knit in the round from the rim up.


  • 2 skeins woolfolk FÅR (100% Ultimate Merino® wool; 142 yds/130m per 50g skein) or
  • 1 skein woolfok TOV (100% Ultimate Merino® wool; 173 yds/158m per 50g skein) or
  • 2 skeins Shibui Drift (85% Extra Fine Merino, 15% Cashmere; 110 yds/101m per 50 g skein) or
  • Approx 175 yds/200m worsted weight yarn


  • Sizes 6 US/4mm and 7 US/4.5mm 16” circular needles and size 7 US/4.5mm double-pointed needles or size needed to obtain gauge
  • St markers in 2 colors
  • Tapestry needle

19 sts and 26 rnds = 4”/10cm in St st using larger needle (blocked).