Ring-Tailed Bandit Hat by Mone Dräger

Ring-Tailed Bandit Hat

November 2018
DK (11 wpi) ?
see notes
US 4 - 3.5 mm
US 5 - 3.75 mm
328 yards (300 m)
18¾ (20¾, 22¾)" circumference at brim and 7¾ (9, 9¾)" tall. Hat shown measures 20¾".
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The quirky Ring-Tailed Bandit Hat was inspired by the Masked Bandit motif from Andrea Rangel’s Alterknit Stitch Dictionary (Interweave, 2017). The hat is worked in the round from the bottom up and bound off after the ribbing, then stitches are picked up to create a chain detail. More than 140 color choices help you fully personalize your hat.

FINISHED SIZE 18¾ (20¾, 22¾)“ circumference at brim and 7¾ (9, 9¾)” tall. Hat shown measures 20¾“.

YARN Jamieson’s Double Knitting (100% Shetland wool; 82 yd / 7/8 oz): #425 mustard (yellow; MC), 2 balls; #122 granite (light gray; CC1) and #999 black (CC2), 1 ball each. Yarn distributed by Simply Shetland.

NEEDLES Size 4 (3.5 mm): 16” circular (cir) and set of double- pointed (dpn). Size 5 (3.75 mm): 16” cir. Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.

NOTIONS Markers (m); tapestry needle.

GAUGE 24 sts and 32 rows = 4” in St st on smaller needles; 24 sts and 32 rows = 4” in charted patt on larger needles.


  • This hat is worked from in the round from the bottom up. The stitches are bound off after the ribbing and then picked up again to create a distinctive chain detail.
  • The chart is worked using the stranded method. Always pick up the background color over the pattern color and pick up the pattern color from under the background color; this will prevent tangling. Keep floats loose. For floats longer than four stitches, tack stranded yarn on wrong side of work.