Prismatica by Stacey Lewis


August 2019
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
28 stitches and 38 rows = 4 inches
US 4 - 3.5 mm
3.5 mm (E)
210 - 215 yards (192 - 197 m)
One size, fits adult head circumference 21-23"
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Knit using self-striping sock yarn, this fun slouchy hat is perfect for early- or late-season days when a heavier hat is just too much. It’s perfect for stashing in a pocket “just in case,” too!

This design was inspired by and named after the Prismatica interactive art exhibit that I was fortunate to experience in my Lower Manhattan neighborhood in Spring 2019.

Photos of the exhibit are on page 2 of the pattern and more information is available at

Techniques Used:
Increasing and decreasing stitches
Crochet provisional tubular cast on
3x2 ribbing
Sewing together ends of cast on

Materials Needed:
50 g of fingering weight yarn; sample knit using one ball of KnitPicks Felici self-striping sock yarn (218 yards)

Two US 4 (3.5 mm) 16” (41 cm) circular needles or one 32” (81 cm) circular needle of same size

Waste yarn (smooth yarn works best)
Crochet hook about the same size as your needle
Stitch marker
Tapestry needle

Finished Measurements:
Gauge: 28 sts and 38 rows over 4” (10 cm)
Finished hat is 10” from cuff to tip and is about 17” (43 cm) in circumference. It easily stretches to fit a 21-23” (53-58 cm) head

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