Gator Skin by Susan Villas Lewis

Gator Skin

Knitting
October 2015
DK (11 wpi) ?
18 stitches = 4 inches
in Pattern stitch
US 6 - 4.0 mm
60 - 120 yards (55 - 110 m)
14” (18”, 21.5”)
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The rough texture of the pattern stitch here just really puts me in mind of the gorgeous alligator hides used in leather goods. The texture is separated with knit spines that meet at the top of the hat to make a lovely crown. The texture adds interest to a solid colored yarn or serves as a good background for a variegated version.


  • Easily memorized pattern stitch
  • Tips for working different sizes or slouch style
  • Three sizes fits across a lot of ages
  • Worked from the bottom up in the round
  • Green hat in pictures is size L, taupe hat is size M