Kindred Hat by Carina Spencer

Kindred Hat

August 2018
Aran (8 wpi) ?
17 stitches and 24 rows = 4 inches
in reverse stockinette
US 9 - 5.5 mm
US 10 - 6.0 mm
115 - 130 yards (105 - 119 m)
19¾ (22½)”
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There are precious few times in our lives when we are gifted the everyday miracle of meeting a kindred spirit. We are two souls traveling parallel paths until time puts us in the same place on the same day and we are forever changed by knowing the other exists in this world.

This experience is depicted tangibly in the lines of this hat with slipped cables against a reverse stockinette. Kindred can be knit in two colors to highlight the lines or in one color for a more subtle effect.

Check out my Kindred Mitts pattern for a coordinating set. Purchase both the Kindred Hat & Mitts patterns and receive a $2 discount - no code needed and purchases do not have to be made at the same time. The discount will be automatically applied any time the second pattern in the set is purchased.


cast on & bind off
knit & purl
knitting in the round
decrease (k2tog)
knitting from a chart

Pattern is written for 2 sizes to fit adult women and men. Directions are given for the smaller size with changes for larger size in parentheses as follows: Adult S/M (Adult L/XL)
CIRCUMFERENCE: 19¾ (22½)” / 50 (57) cm
DEPTH: 8½ (9½)” / 21.5 (24) cm

The smaller size will best fit a head circumference of 20-23” / 50-58.5 cm, the larger size will fit 22-25” / 56-63.5 cm

YARN: In aran or chunky weight yarn you’ll need
115 (130) yds / 105 (120) m.

To knit the two color version you’ll need:
MC - 75 (85) yds / 68 (78) m
CC - 40 (45) yds / 37 (42) m

Women’s sample was knit with Malabrigo Twist (100% Baby Merino Wool; 150 yards/100g) in Burgundy (MC) and Applewood (CC). Men’s sample was knit with Malabrigo Chunky (100% Merino Wool; 104 yards/100g) in Dark Earth.

NEEDLES: dpns and 16” circular needles in size required to obtain gauge and two sizes smaller, cable needle. Recommended needle size for aran yarn is US 10 (5.75 mm) and US 8 (5 mm), and for chunky yarn US 9 (5.25 mm) and US 7 (4.5 mm).

NOTIONS: stitch markers, darning needle for weaving ends.