Stonewall Hat by Duke of Nikko

Stonewall Hat

April 2021
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
19 stitches and 24 rows = 4 inches
in stranded stockinette stitch
US 7 - 4.5 mm
100 - 180 yards (91 - 165 m)
Adult Small, Adult Medium, Adult Large
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Donation Update - see grand total here.
6/28/2021: $20 was donated.
4/10/2023: $20 was donated.

In 2019, I released the Stonewall headband pattern commemorating the 50th anniversary of the June 1969 Stonewall Uprising. LGBTQ people fought back during a routine police raid of the Stonewall Inn, a gay bar in New York City, which became a key turning point in the LGBTQ civil rights movement.

I have refreshed the design and made a hat pattern. The letters read “STONEWALL 石垣 (Ishi Gaki).” The latter part is Japanese kanji characters, comprising of 2 letters meaning Stone and Wall. Along with the typography are gender symbols in random order, celebrating the diversity and harmony of all genders.

I will be donating 80% of sales from this pattern to “Metamorphosis Project” in Memphis, Tennessee (20% will be used to cover the fees to Ravelry, PayPal, Tech Edit, and Adobe Creative Cloud). The Metamorphosis Project is organized by OUTMemphis to combat LGBTQ youth homelessness in Memphis.


Corrugated ribbing, stranded knitting in the round.

Adult Small, Adult Medium, Adult Large

Small – 18” / 46cm around and 8” / 20cm tall
Medium – 20” / 51cm around and 8” / 20cm tall
Large – 22” / 56cm around and 9.5” / 24cm tall
To be worn with up to 2” negative ease.

Worsted weight yarn in 2 contrasting colors. Approx. 1.76 oz / 50g each

Spargur Yarn Co. Squish (Worsted Weight 100% Superwash merino) 181 yards / 166m (3.5 oz / 100g)
1 hank in Blood Moon (MC) and 1 hank in Envy (CC).
Size Large.

US #7 (4.5 mm) or size to obtain gauge, in 16” /
40cm circular needles and DPNs or longer circulars for Magic Loop.
Stitch markers, tapestry needle and scissors.

19 sts and 24 rounds per 4” (10cm) in stranded stockinette stitch worked in the round.


  1. This hat is worked in the round from the brim to crown. Each size has slightly different designs.
  2. Where stitch counts vary depending on the size, the following format is used: Small (Medium, Large).
  3. The brim is worked in corrugated ribbing, then the body of the hat is worked in stranded knitting, with the unused color carried along the back of the work. Catch floats every 3- 4 stitches.
  4. Repeats will be expressed as “x”. For example, “x 3” means repeat 3 times.
  5. Stranded knitting is prone to making the fabric pucker if you knit too tightly. Mind your tension and allow enough slack in the float.