Voe Hat by Gudrun Johnston

Voe Hat

November 2017
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
29 stitches and 36 rows = 4 inches
in charted colorwork with Size B needle, after blocking
US 4 - 3.5 mm
US 2 - 2.75 mm
290 yards (265 m)
8½ (9½)" [21.5 (24) cm] length for short hat (long hat)
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As the charming sibling of the Voe Pullover, the Voe Hat features the same colorwork motif punctuated by tiny dashes of woven color. For those smitten with the cheerful peaks and valleys of the pullover, this hat pattern provides an opportunity to hone your stranding skills before taking on a larger colorwork project, or to knit up a festive, matching set. Whatever you choose, delight in the joy of assembling a palette that reflects your unique style.


This hat is worked circularly from the bottom up.


Brooklyn Tweed Loft — 100% American Targhee-Columbia Wool (275 yards/50 grams)

1 skein each of Color 1 (C1), Color 2 (C2), and Color 3 (C3)

Long hat photographed in colors Soot (C1), Fauna (C2) & Sap (C3) and Snowbound (C1), Truffle Hunt (C2), & Barn Owl (C3)

Short hat photographed in colors Truffle Hunt (C1), Long Johns (C2), & Woodsmoke (C3)


Fingering weight wool yarn needed:

220 yards C1
40 yards C2
30 yards C3

Yarn amounts given are sufficient to make hat in either length.


26 stitches & 48 rounds = 4” in Garter Rib with Size A needle, after blocking
29 stitches & 36 rounds = 4” in charted colorwork with Size B needle, after blocking


Size A (for Garter Rib)
One 16” circular needle in size needed to obtain Garter Rib gauge listed
Suggested Size: 2¾ mm (US 2)

Size B (for Main Fabric)
One 16” circular needle and one set of double-pointed needles (DPNs)* in size needed to obtain charted colorwork gauge listed
Suggested Size: 3½ mm (US 4)

32” circular needle can be used instead of 16” circular and DPNs if using the Magic Loop method for working small circumferences in the round.

Finished Dimensions

18½“ (47 cm) circumference at brim
19¾” (50 cm) circumference at widest point
8½ (9½)“ (21.5 (24) cm) length for short hat (long hat)

Measurements taken from relaxed fabric after blocking.

Tutorials for all special techniques listed below are included in the pattern:
Long-Tail Cast On
German Twisted Cast On

Skill Level

3 out of 5

Please note: the stitch patterns in this garment are charted only.