Koru by Libby Jonson


September 2015
DK (11 wpi) ?
22 stitches and 30 rows = 4 inches
in stocking stitch
US 4 - 3.5 mm
US 6 - 4.0 mm
153 - 185 yards (140 - 169 m)
small / medium / large
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Full of beautiful detail, Koru is a light, feminine hat with a slightly slouchy shape that’ll show off your most gorgeous DK yarn.

The lace and cable panel grows effortlessly from the twisted-rib brim and is reminiscent of New Zealand’s baby ferns: delicate and gently uncurling. Subtle, textured stripes add elegant detailing and give your hat a stylish twist.

Koru is a pattern perfectly suited to experienced knitters and those eager for a challenge.

The pattern includes both written and charted instructions with links to tutorials. 

To fit head sizes: small 19-20”/48-51 cm medium 21-22”/53.5-56 cm, large 23-24”/58.5-61 cm

Brim circumference: 17 19, 21”/43 48.25, 53.25 cm; blocked and unstretched.

Length from base of brim to top centre of crown: 8.5”/21.5 cm.

22 sts and 30 rnds = 4”/10 cm with US 6/4 mm needle in stockinette stitch after wet blocking.

1 rep of “lace & cable panel” (chart 1) with US 6/4 mm needle = 5 1/8”/13 cm wide (27 sts) and 2”/5 cm high (16 rnds)

1 1, 2 skeins of Naturally Hand Knit Yarns Amuri (75% pure NZ Merino/25% Possum) 170 yds/155 m per 50g skein) in colourway 2021.

If substituting yarn: approx 153 170, 185 yds/140 155, 170 m of DK yarn.

US 4/3.5 mm & US 6/4 mm circular needles 40 cm/16” long
US 6/4 mm needles for knitting smaller circumferences.

Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain gauge.

2 stitch markers.

2 balls (see: https://www.trulymyrtle.com/blog/all-the-balls)

As with all Truly Myrtle designs, the pattern has been professionally edited and test knitted.