Kikabila by Susan Villas Lewis


November 2014
DK (11 wpi) ?
22 stitches and 24 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette
US 5 - 3.75 mm
120 - 200 yards (110 - 183 m)
Adult XS (16”), S (17.5”), M (19”), L (22”)
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Tribal patterns are predicted to be hot for cold weather this year. Kikabila - tribal in Swahili - puts a modern, clean take on a primitive pattern. Worked in three colors, the simple repeat creates a dramatic line of abstract people sure to attract attention.

The color scheme for Kikabila consists of a dark, a light and a bright to provide great contrast with a pop of color. Change them up to coordinate with your favorite winter coat!

  • Hat requires one skein each of three colors. Sample hat used about 134 yards total - 60 yards of Coal and 37 yards each of Serrano and White
  • Pattern is written in full, but color charts are provided for the stranded body work. Chart comes in two lengths, so you can easily alter to make the hat longer or short as you wish.
  • Sizes - Adult XS (16”), S (17.5”), M (19”), L (22”) with 1”-2” of ease as measured at brim.
  • Length - 8.5” (9”, 10.5”, 11”) measured flat.