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Classic Family Hats Designed by John Crane *Skacel Pattern*

Size Guide

Fit: This hat is very stretchy and is sized to sit gently on the head in order to minimize “hat hair”. If you prefer a snug fit, work the next smaller size. If the recipient has a lot of hair and/or prefers a loose hat, work the next larger size. If you prefer a taller, “slouchy” hat, add more rounds to the helical crown (as noted in the pattern).

Construction: This hat features a double layered, ribbed cuff with a tubular cast on that creates a stretchy and attractive edge. The crown is worked with helical knitting, creating jog-less stripes, and the top has an unusual and fun-to-knit gathering and bind off.

  • DK 
  • See Notes
  • Infant (Child-Sm, Child-Lg, Adult-Sm, Adult-Med, Adult-L, Adult-XL) To Fit: Approx Head Circumference: 18” (19”, 20”, 21”, 22”, 23”, 24”)

Featured Yarns: 

  • HiKoo® Llamor, 100% Baby Llama; 109 yds / 50 g ball;
  •  Needles:16” US 4 and US 5 circular
  • Gauge: 25 sts and 28 rows over 4” x 4”  (10 cm x 10cm) in St st on larger needle


  • HiKoo® Kenzie, 50% New Zealand Merino, 25% Nylon, 10% Angora, 10% Alpaca, 5% Silk Noils; 160 yds / 50 g skein. 
  • Needles: 16” US 6 and US 7 circular 
  • Gauge: 21 sts and 31 rows over 4” x 4”  (10 cm x 10 cm) in St st on larger needle