Last Night I Dreamt by Kino Knits

Last Night I Dreamt

June 2019
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
29 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches
in charted cable pattern, using larger needles
US 6 - 4.0 mm
US 4 - 3.5 mm
200 - 400 yards (183 - 366 m)
XXS [XS, S, M, L, 1X]
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This pattern is available for free.

“Last Night I Dreamt I went to Manderley again…” So begins a book I’ve loved since the age of 10, Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier. The story has haunted me through re-reads and film and miniseries versions, mediocre and spectacular “sequels” and reimaginings, and a print I found in an antique store in Florida. The moment I spotted it, and in contradiction to the artist’s intent, I gasped, “That’s Manderley.”

I had a similar shock when designing this hat. Initially envisioned as a blend between cables and beaded ribbing, it caused me to gasp again when I turned it inside out and found an even more intriguing pattern on the “wrong” side. I realized I had waves on the outside and rocks on the inside, evoking the Cornish coast of Rebecca’s Manderley.

Knit from the bottom up in the round, this hat is designed for five sizes with both charted and written instructions. It’s very stretchy, so choose a size with 3-5”/7.5-12.75 cm negative ease. Waves or rocks: which side you wear on the out-side is up to you.

(choose a size that is 3-5”/7.5-12.75 cm smaller than your actual head circumference)
Sizes: XXS (XS, S, M, L, 1X)
Circumference, inches: 9.75 (11.5, 13.5, 15.5, 17.25, 19.5)
Circumference, cm: 25 (29, 34, 39, 44, 50)
Depth, inches: 5 (5.75, 6.5, 7.25, 8.25, 9.25)
Depth, cm: 13 (15, 16.5, 18, 21, 23.5)


  • Up to 10 stitch markers, depending on size
  • cable needle
  • tapestry needle for weaving in ends

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