Calla Street Hat by Kara McKinley

Calla Street Hat

July 2019
DK (11 wpi) ?
28 stitches and 26 rows = 4 inches
in Body of Hat Stitch Pattern
US 5 - 3.75 mm
130 - 150 yards (119 - 137 m)
One Size to fit 21-23" circumference head; 8 1/2" length
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Construction: The Calla Street Hat is a deceptively simple knit that creates a warm hat with rich texture. The all-over ribbing creates a lot of negative ease and is intended to fit most adult heads. There is a matching cowl available, the Calla Street Cowl.

Skill level: Intermediate
Skills needed: Knitting in the round, m1 increase, k2tog decrease

Size: One Size
Circumference: 16” flat (significant ease fits a 21”-23” circumference head)
Height: 8 ½”
Gauge: 28 sts and 26 rows per 4” in body of hat stitch pattern


  • US 5 (3.75 mm) double-pointed needles or needles to knit in the round

  • 150 yards of DK weight wool, wool-blend or similar yarn. Samples shown in Barenaked Wool’s Better Breakfast DK (Poppyseed - grey) and Andean Sun 100% Baby Alpaca (1180 - mustard)

  • Stitch Marker

  • Yarn needle

  • Scissors