Polonaise Hat by Minimi Knit Design

Polonaise Hat

December 2013
Aran (8 wpi) ?
16 stitches and 26 rows = 4 inches
in St st
US 8 - 5.0 mm
181 yards (166 m)
S (M) to fit actual head circumference 52 cm (56 cm) / 20.5 (22)"
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Polonaise is a loose-fitting hat flattering to most face shapes. The short ribbing combined with the slouchy fit makes it very comfortable too.

Written and charted directions are given for the stitch pattern.

A matching cowl is available. Both patterns can be purchased together as an ebook.



Aran weight

Shown here: Sunrise Fiber Co. Spun Aran (100% Merino; 166 m/181 yds, 100 g/3.5 oz skein; Color Orchid: 1 skein)


5 mm (US 8) circular needle of length 40 cm (16”); adjust needle size if necessary to obtain gauge.


Cable needle; 1 stitch marker; yarn needle


26 sts and 25 rows = 10 cm (4”) worked in the rnd in pattern stitch, blocked.

16 sts and 26 rows = 10 cm (4”) worked in the rnd in St st, blocked.


S (M) to fit actual head circumference 52 cm (56 cm) / 20.5 (22)“

Shown in M

Finished Measurements

Circumference: 46 (50) cm /18.25 (19.75)“

Brim to top: 22 cm / 8.34”

Required Skills

Decreases, knitting in the round, long-tail cast-on

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