Stranded Totoro Hat by Kitty Adventures

Stranded Totoro Hat

February 2015
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
5 stitches = 1 inch
in stranded stockinette
US 6 - 4.0 mm
US 7 - 4.5 mm
250 - 300 yards (229 - 274 m)
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Terms Used

  • st - stitch
  • k - knit
  • p - purl
  • k2tog - knit 2 together
  • k1fb- Knit through front and back of a st to make one.


Knit yourself an adorable totoro hat using two colors of yarn. This hat is adult sized. It measures 8 by 9 inches (9 being across the totoro, 8 being brim to top, not including pompom) with NO stretch applied and laid flat. It stretches 2 inches in each direction and easily fits on my 23 inch adult head.

Gauge: measured in the stranded colorwork section is 5 sts an inch using the 4.5 mm knitting needles.

This tutorial comes with a free video tutorial on my youtube channel:

You will need:

  • 300 yards of worsted weight yarn. (200 main color, 100 contrast color)
  • Size 4mm double pointed knitting needles for the brim
  • Size 4.5mm double pointed knitting needles for the colorwork section and for the top of the hat.
  • Yarn needle for weaving in ends.
  • A head to put the finished item on.