Red Planet Hat by Lisa R. Myers

Red Planet Hat

July 2023
both are used in this pattern
DK (11 wpi) ?
43 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches
in double-knit Stockinette stitch
US 4 - 3.5 mm
300 yards (274 m)
Adult S/M (L/XL): to fit 20/21” (22/23”) circumference head
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Marla and Sami Collection

Marla is made from 2 strands of lighter-weight yarn that have been dyed separately and then plied together. When worked, Marla creates a marled fabric, where the colors are uniquely distributed. Sami, the semi-solid DK-weight sister to Marla, has a palette of 11 coordinating colors!

Double knitting: it’s twice as warm because it’s two hats in one! One one side, Sami dominates; on the other side, Marla. The checkerboard pattern is made easy with the use of plenty of ring markers and ends before the crown shaping. If double knitting is a new technique for you, don’t worry: as long as you’ve made a hat before, this is a good first project.


Adult S/M (L/XL): to fit 20/21” (22/23”) circumference head

Manos del Uruguay MARLA (100% superwash merino; approx. 273 yds / 100g), 1 sk
Manos del Uruguay SAMI (100% superwash merino; approx. 273 yds / 100g), 1 sk

Shown in Marla K100 Chili (A) with Sami Y2154 Tomato (B).

US 4/3.5mm needles, 16” circular and double-pointed, or size to obtain gauge

Spare 16” circular needle, same size as above or smaller
Waste yarn and/or crochet hook for provisional cast-on
Cable needle or spare double-pointed needle
19 (21) ring markers, plus one unique ring marker
Tapestry needle

43 sts and 32 rnds = 4” in double-knit Stockinette stitch