Standing Rock Hat by Lavanya Patricella

Standing Rock Hat

November 2016
DK (11 wpi) ?
11 stitches and 18 rows = 2 inches
in Stockinette
US 6 - 4.0 mm
US 8 - 5.0 mm
200 - 220 yards (183 - 201 m)
Small/Medium, Medium/Large
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This pattern is available as a free Ravelry download

UPDATE 2.2.2017

Last night, near a hundred people were rounded up and arrested on treaties land. This pipeline’s current path in and of itself is a violation of the treaties which protects waterways for sovereign nations. The granting of the easement to drill without an E.I.S. is also 100% illegal. If you knit one of these hats, please share this information, call your representatives, call Morton county, send letters, if you can travel to Standing Rock, get there.

UPDATE 12.7.2016

I was overwhelmed by the outpouring of support for this project and wanted to give everyone who has been asking an update. As of now the best thing you can do to help this cause is donate directly so they can get firewood and other materials needed to avoid hypothermia in the ongoing blizzard. For anyone who has already knit a hat, or is currently knitting one, you can donate the hat to a charity of your choosing, or pay it forward by making a small donation to The Oceti Sakowin Camp

Again, I thank everyone who has spread this pattern and the message behind it around.


This is a classic and simple hat pattern that I’ve been knitting for ages. I’m giving this pattern for free and you can make as many as you like, all I ask is that you pay it forward by knitting a hat for Standing Rock (or a shelter of your choosing). Winter is coming, lets keep our brothers and sisters warm. There are 2 sizes available depending on which weight yarn you use (DK or Worsted). The DK fits an average Small/Medium adult head and the Worsted fits the average Medium/Large adult head. Optional PomPom added for extra warmth.

Please knit your hats out of wool or other natural fibers. Remember that synthetics are petroleum based products and keep us in an endless cycle of dependence on oil, supporting small scale wool producers helps communities around the world sustain themselves, and with proper care wool will last a lifetime, keep you warm, protect you from elements such as fire and water (which I am ashamed to say is a serious point of concern for the water protectors at Standing Rock), as well as decompose when it’s time has come to an end. We CAN have a symbiotic relationship on this planet if we cared enough to really try.

DK: 9 1/2” high, 20-23” around (very stretchy).
WORSTED: 10” high, 21-24” around (very stretchy).

210 Yards of DK or Worsted Weight Yarn
16” circular US 6 (8) Needle
US 6 (8) DPNs
Stitch Marker
Darning needle
Pom Pom maker (optional)

11 stitches and 18 rows = 2” on US 6 in stockinette stitch with DK weight yarn.
10 stitches and 16 rows = 2” on US 8 in stockinette stitch with Worsted weight yarn.