Upsala Hat by Kate Gagnon Osborn

Upsala Hat

June 2022
Bulky (7 wpi) ?
13 stitches and 20 rows = 4 inches
in Dandelion pattern
US 8 - 5.0 mm
US 10 - 6.0 mm
128 yards (117 m)
19.75” (50 cm) circumference, unstretched, 10” (25.5 cm) height.
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Introducing the Year of (Bulky) Hats!
We continue to be overwhelmed at the positive reception to our Year of Hats from 2019, and it was a no brainer to do it again in Germantown Bulky!

Knit this cute hat during the spring or summer months and the delightful color and fun flowers will brighten your days when winter arrives!

Worthy of Note
Upsala is worked in the round from the bottom up. It begins with a twisted knit 1, purl 1 ribbing at the brim, and then a fun dandelion pattern is worked around the body of the hat. Decreases are integrated into the stitch pattern to shape the crown.

Due to the nature of the stitch pattern, you will need to remove and replace the marker indicating the beginning of the round at the end of each twelve round repeat.


Kelbourne Woolens Germantown Bulky (100% N. American Wool; 123 yds/100 gm skein): goldenrod 725, 1 skein.
13 sts + 20 rnds = 4” (10 cm) in Dandelion pattern on larger ndls, after blocking.
1 – 16” (40 cm) US 8 (5 mm) circular.
1 – 16” (40 cm) US 10 (6 mm) circular.
1 – set US 10 (6 mm) DPNs.
Check your gauge and adjust needle size(s) accordingly if necessary.
Stitch marker, tapestry needle, Kelbourne Woolens label.
19.75” (50 cm) circumference, unstretched, 10” (25.5 cm) height.
Twisted stitches, picking up stitches.

Tips and Tricks
For a tutorial on working the Dandelion Stitch, visit our tips and tricks here.

Would you like a kit? Ask for one at your favorite LYS or find them here!

Images Linette Messina Kielinski