Kith & Kin

In DK weight yarn, Hats, Patterns by Shannon


This is the perfect hat to make for all of your kith and kin; it’s got a smooth rhythm and comes in three sizes, just right for all of the heads in your life!

  • Finished Measurements: Small (Medium, Large): 16 (18, 20)”/40.5 (45.5, 51) cm circumference (and very stretchy); 8 (8.5, 9)”/20.5 (21.5, 23) cm from brim to top.
  • Yarn: approximately 140 (160, 180) yards/128 (146, 165) m DK-weight yarn. I used Knitted Wit DK. Samples are shown in Moonstone on Astrid (greyish purple) and Labadorite on Shannon (multicolored greens).
  • Needles: US5/3.75mm needle for smallish-circumference knitting, or size needed to get gauge. I recommend either using a 16″/ 40 cm circular plus a set of dpns for the crown shaping, or a 32″/60 cm or 40″/80 cm circular for magic loop.
  • Notions: Tapestry needle, stitch markers.
  • Gauge: 22 sts & 38 Rs = 4″/10 cm in stockinette stitch in the round, measured after blocking.