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Basic mohair hat

This fuzzy and soft hat is knitted top-down so it’s easy to adjust for different gauges and sizes.

  • Sizes: Toddler, Child, Teenager (Adult S, Adult M, Adult L)
  • Yarn: Fingering weight merinowool held together with lace weight silk mohair yarn


Selecting correct size

It is always best to choose size based on actual measurements but if you are not able to do that you can choose size based on the labels listed below.

Select size with approximately 2″ [5cm] of negative ease. Measure the head circumference around the widest part of your head, above your ears.

Sizes (age)

Toddler, Child, Teenager (Adult S, Adult M, Adult L)

Hat circumference unstretched approximately

14.5, 16, 17.5 (19, 20, 21.5)″

[36.5, 40, 43.5 (47, 50.5, 54) cm] around

Gauge, notions, needles


23 sts & 32 rows per 4″ (10 cm) in stockinette after blocking


US2.5 30″ (3mm 80cm) circular needle. Optionally 1 size (0.5 mm) smaller needles for ribbing.

Adjust needle size to obtain the correct gauge.


Tapestry needle, 4 stitch markers


Yarn used in the sample

Sample uses fingering weight superwash merino wool Sandnes garn Babyull Lanett (50g = 191yds / 175m) in colorway 7251 (blue petrol) and Sandnes garn Tynn Silk Mohair (25g = 232 yds / 212m) in colorway 1022 (light grey).

Recommended yarns

Merino yarns:

Mohair yarns:


1, 1, 2 (2, 2, 2) skeins of Sandnes garn Babyull Lanett or approximately
141, 168, 197 (231, 269, 309) yds [130, 154, 180 (212, 246, 283) m] of fingering weight yarn and 1, 1, 1 (1, 2, 2) skeins of Sandnes garn Tynn Silk Mohair or approximately
129, 153, 179 (211, 245, 281) yds [118, 140, 164 (193, 224, 257) m] of lace weight yarn.

Please note that the yardage may vary if your gauge differs.


Knitting abbreviations used in this pattern can be found here.

Hold both strands of yarn together. With Turkish cast-on method CO 12 sts (6 sts / needle).  

Setup round: *(k1, m1r, k2, m1l, pm ) repeat from * to BOR. A total of 20 sts. 

K one round

Increase round: *(sm, k1, m1r, k to marker, m1l) repeat from * to BOR. 8 sts increased.

Increase every other round 7, 8, 9 (10, 11, 12) more times. A total of 84, 92, 100 (108, 116, 124) sts. You can now remove all the markers except the last one that is BOR.

Work in stockinette until your work measures 5, 5.5, 6 (6.5, 7, 7)″ [13, 14, 15 (16, 17, 18) cm].

You can now change to smaller needles if you want your ribbing to be snugger.

Work  4.5, 5, 5.5 (6, 6.5, 7)″ [11.5, 12.5, 13.5 (15, 16.5, 18) cm] of ribbing *(k2, p2) repeat from * to BOR. BO using the tubular bind-off method. Video tutorial for the method can be found here.


Weave in ends and enjoy your hat! I would be happy to see your version on Instagram. You can share it with me by using #knitgrammer and tagging me @knitgrammer.

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