Heartnut Hat by Knox Mountain Knit Co.

Heartnut Hat

February 2019
DK (11 wpi) ?
23 stitches = 4 inches
in cable pattern
US 4 - 3.5 mm
US 6 - 4.0 mm
140 - 230 yards (128 - 210 m)
baby (child/adult S, adult M, adult L)
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The Gellatly Nut Farm, located on the west side of Okanagan Lake, is one of the oldest working nut farms in Canada. The farm is home to over 800 nut trees and shrubs, including the beloved heartnut, named for its production of a nut that looks, both inside and out, like a heart.

This hat is knit bottom up with an all-around heartnut inspired cable. Pattern includes sizes for the whole family and a slouchy or beanie version.


Yarn/Yardage: dk/light worsted weight yarn—approx. 140−230y (60–100g), depending on size and style knit.

Sample: shown in Polka Dot Sheep Stumptown DK (100% merino; plied; 231y/100g), using Tally Lake (adult M).

Needles: 3.5mm (US 4) and 4mm (US 6) needles in preferred style for working in the round, or size needed to obtain gauge.

Notions: cable needle, stitch markers, darning needle.

23 st over 4” / 10cm in cable pattern, with larger needles, after blocking.

(A different gauge will affect finished measurements and yardage requirements.)


baby (child/adult S, adult M, adult L)

to fit head circ.: 18 (20, 22, 24)” / 45 (50, 55, 60)cm


16 (17½, 19, 20½ )” / 40 (44, 48, 52)cm around by

Beanie: 6 (7, 8, 9)” / 15 (17.5, 20, 22.5)cm tall
Slouchy: 8 (9, 10, 11)” / 20 (22.5, 25, 27.5)cm tall

(All measurements taken after blocking.)

Love this design? Check out the coordinating mitts and cowl!

This pattern has been test knit. Tech Edited by EmilyTechEdits