Mauna Hat by Leila Raven

Mauna Hat

January 2021
Sport (12 wpi) ?
25 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches
in Colorwork Pattern
US 2 - 2.75 mm
US 3 - 3.25 mm
US 4 - 3.5 mm
140 - 215 yards (128 - 197 m)
To fit Small (Medium, Large) finished sizes 16 (19, 21)” circumfer- ence Slouchy: 9.5" height; Beanie: 8.75" height, excluding pom
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The MANA WĀHINE collection, six knitwear designs inspired by Aotearoa and Hawai’i, is the inaugural series from the AROHA | ALOHA project highlighting the works of modern indigenous makers.

Preorder the full collection now and receive each pattern as they become available; or, purchase the patterns individually. The full collection will include additional content in ebook format upon the final pattern release in August 2021.

Mauna: Mountain. The triangles in this hat symbolize mountains to me; strung together, and going in either direction, they also signify people, family, past and future. The curving negative spaces remind me of waves of water, of echoes, and rainbows. All of these together spell one word: Home.

Hat is worked from brim to crown in the round, beginning with a ribbed brim and Latvian braid, followed by stranded colorwork motifs. Slouchy and Beanie versions are worked in the same manner through the ribbing and Latvian braid. Colorwork Charts specific to each version should then be followed when specified in the pattern. Crown shaping is worked the same for both versions, all sizes.


  • 2 colors Sport Weight Wool
  • Slouchy version: 120 (140, 155) yds of MC and 45 (55, 60) yds of CC, excluding pom
  • Shown in Harrisville FlyWheel (100% Pure Virgin Wool; approx. 170 yds 155 m/50g ), colors Driftwood and Gatehouse, 1 skein each
  • Beanie version: 105 (125, 135) yds of MC and 35 (40, 45) yds of CC
  • Shown in Cashmere People Cashgora Sport (100% Handspun Cashgora; approx. 277 yds 253 m/100g), colors Stonemason and Barley, 1 skein each


  • US 4 (for colorwork)
  • US 3 (for plain single-color stockinette)
  • US 2 (for ribbing and Latvian braid)

25 sts and 32 rnds = 4” 10 cm in colorwork pattern in the round


  • To fit Small (Medium, Large) finished sizes 16 (19, 21)” circumference
  • Slouchy: 9.5” height; Beanie: 8.75” height, excluding pom

Stitch marker, tapestry needle, (optional) pompom maker