Prudence Island Hat by Kara McKinley

Prudence Island Hat

September 2021
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
32 stitches and 38 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch
US 3 - 3.25 mm
190 - 210 yards (174 - 192 m)
Small (up to 22") and Large (up to 24") head circumferences.
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Construction: The Prudence Island Hat features panels of twisted stitches separated by columns of single seed stitches. This hat is knit with fingering weight wool so it’s light but warm, perfect for an early fall morning walk with the dog.

Skill level: Intermediate
Skills needed: knitting and purling in the round, left and right twists, knitting through the back loop, and decreasing by SSK, K2tog, and sl1 k2tog psso.

Size: Small (Large) Adult
Circumference: 16 ½’ (17 ½”) laid flat after wet blocking; stretches to fit 21-22” (23-24”) head circumference
Height: 7 ½” (8 ½”) unstretched

Gauge: 32 sts and 38 rows per 4” in stockinette stitch knit flat


  • US 3 (3.25 mm) 16” circular needles and double pointed needles, or preferred needles to knit in the round.

  • 190 (210 yards) of fingering weight wool yarn. Sample shown in Brooklyn Tweeds’ (100% wool, 50 g, 210 yards, color Arabesque) Peerie yarn.

  • Stitch Marker

  • Yarn needle

  • Scissors