Alberta Hat by Woolly Hooligan

Alberta Hat

July 2020
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
26 stitches and 30 rows = 4 inches
in stranded stockinette stitch
US 4 - 3.5 mm
400 yards (366 m)
one size fits most adult heads
This pattern is available for $4.00 USD buy it now

When you buy both the cowl and hat pattern the combined price is $7.50.

Thank you.


First and for most I am influenced by the fiber, I feel it’s the fiber itself that dictates what it will become. The pattern is secondary and it comes from my every day. The combo is usually dear to my heart, as I express who I am through my knitting. Hope you enjoy this homage to my home here in Alberta.

Its spring here in Calgary, finally, and blooms are appearing. They are fighting their way for the brief warmth of the sun. The queen of the mountainous prairies, the Alberta Wild Rose. It grows here everywhere, growing wild, establishing its superiority over other plants with a strong domineering prickly bush. The petals of this flower are so gentle and fragile in their subtle pinkish appearance, it’s almost hard to believe both flourish in this unforgiving climate.

This hat/cowl is a representation of my love for those symbolic provincial flowers. My undying love for nature is evident. Coming across this fiber was serendipitous, as this is my first collaboration with Mad Tosh, and hopefully not the last. This fiber rustic nature but delicate form is perfect for this project as it mirrors the qualities of both plants beautifully.

Sizes: One size fits most adult heads.

Finished Measurements: Circumference 20 in (51 cm), Height 8 in (20cm)

Gauge: 26sts/30 rows in 10 cm/4 in blocked swatch in colorwork pattern.

Yarn: TML+Tweed by Mad Tosh is a 90% Super Wash Merino wool / 8% viscose / 2% nylon, fingering weight, single-ply, 420 yards/384 meters per skein.


• MC: Coquette-Deux (flowers), approx. 150 yards.
• CC: Dirty Panther (grey), approx. 250 yards.

Notes about construction: Knitted bottom up, in the round, in 1 piece.


• size 4US (3.5mm) – 16 inch (40 cm) circular needles
• 1 stitch marker to denote BOR, 5 additional markers of different colour,
• Darning needles,

Skills required:

• Working stranded knitting technique from chart,
• Simple Long tail cast on,