Maalee by Rita Tulo


March 2018
DK (11 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 30 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch
US 5 - 3.75 mm
US 7 - 4.5 mm
170 - 200 yards (155 - 183 m)
One size (fits average adult head 20-22”/51-56cm)
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Maalee is a hat that is perfect for that crisp autumn or cold wintry months! Make it your own by knitting it fitted or slouchy; add a pop of color or go neutral for that timeless look!

Construction: Hat is worked in the round from bottom up. Instructions are given for both slouchy and fitted versions. Pattern instructions are fully written ( row by row instructions) and charted.

Skills: cables, twisted sts, decreasing, increasing, knitting in the round

Yarn: The Plucky Knitters’ Primo DK or any DK/light worsted weight yarn
Contrast color: 50 yds- 46 meters in Small Batch 005
Main color: 120 yds- 110 meters in CC Bloom
Slouchy single color: 200 yds- 183 meters in OHW Grey

Needles & Notions
US #5/3.75mm 16”(40cm) or longer
US #7/4.5mm 16” (40cm) or longer and DPNs or size needed to achieve gauge
Stitch Markers
Darning Needle
Cable Needle

20 sts & 30 rows / 4” in stockinette (knitted flat) on US #7/4.5mm needle (blocked)

Finished Dimension: One size. When blocked, hat fits an average adult head circumference of 20-22”/51-56cm

Thanks to my test knitters for taking time out of your schedules to test my pattern and also thanks to my tech editor for your guidance!