Hatdana by Denise Bayron


April 2019
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette Stitch
US 5 - 3.75 mm
US 4 - 3.5 mm
3.75 mm (F)
200 yards (183 m)
Tween, Small, Medium, Large
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For the fingering weight version click here.

The hatdana is a versatile, practical and beautiful accessory:

  1. It looks and functions like a bandana, but you slip it on like a hat.
  2. Wear it around your neck like a cowl.
  3. Wear it as a traditional head wrap with the bandana pointing toward the crown of your head.

This accessory inspires me to let my hair down, literally and figuratively, to be my most authentic self. It reminds me to surround myself with people who welcome and accept the real me. I hope it will do the same for you.

The Hatdana is knit from pointed tip to ribbed hem. The bandana portion is worked flat using yarn over increases. The stitches are then joined in the round for ribbing. It features decorative details such as the tiny tassels on the pointed tip. There is an elegant, but minimal, cable down the length of the crown, a continuous slip stitch edge around the bandana opening, and a sewn stretchy bind off to frame your face! Every tiny detail is intentional, so that this accessory is both functional and beautiful!

6 Instructional video links are provided at each step:

Meet the designer and learn about the Hatdana here:

Tween, S, M, L to fit head a circumference of 20 (21, 22, 23)” / 51 (53, 55, 58) cm. Shown in size L with an intended 2” / 5 cm of negative ease.

Stone Wool Cormo, 100% American Cormo, 200 yards / 183 m - 100 g. Tobacco 03 Colorway, or 200 yards of worsted weight yarn that meets gauge. A round yarn with elasticity and good stitch definition is recommended. Yardage includes a swatch of approximately 20 grams.

I recommend using wool or a wool-blend yarn for this project. Many of you have asked about substituting linen, hemp, silk, cotton and alpaca yarns for the hatdana. Please note that these fibers lack “memory”. The hatdana is an accessory that is made to fit your head. If you use non-elastic yarns, the ribbing will eventually stretch as you pull the hatdana on and off your head, but never regain its original shape. Use a yarn with good elasticity and stitch definition so that your cable will pop!

US 4 / 3.5 mm for ribbing, US 5 / 3.75 mm for bandana on 36” / 91 cm cable for magic loop OR needle size needed to achieve gauge. Make a swatch to find the correct needle size for your personal tension and yarn of choice. Of course, DPNs or 16” circulars may be used for knitting in the round.

20 sts x 32 rows = 4” / 10 cm after blocking.

4 stitch markers, scissors, tapestry needle, a highlighter and pen. Optional: crochet hook for attaching tassels. (Use a highlighter to identify the stitch count for your size in each row).