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Ribbed Mohair Hat

(1 customer review)

Ribbed Mohair Hat

(1 customer review)

This hat pattern is for all of you who avoid swatching by any means! It’s knitted top-down in 1-by-1 ribbing so the top acts as your swatch and even though your gauge is a little bit off it’s ok because the ribbing is super elastic.

The pattern is easy to adjust to different yarn weights and gauges.

  • Sizes: Child (S, M, L)
  • Yarn: Fingering weight merino wool held together with lace-weight silk mohair yarn


The pattern is available for free below. Ad-free pdf-version is available on my Etsy shop.



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


Child (S, M, L) to fit head circumference

  • 18 (19.5, 21.5, 23.5)″
  • 45 (50, 55, 60) cm
Hat circumference unstretched approximately

Please note that ribbing is very stretchy and the measurements are smaller than the measurements of the head.

  • 12.5 (14.5, 16.5, 18.5)″
  • 32 (36.5, 41, 46) cm

Gauge, Notions, Needles


34 sts per 4″ (10 cm) in 1 by 1 ribbing.


Tapestry needle, 4 stitch markers

Recommended Needles

US2.5 30″ (3mm 80cm) or longer circular needle.

Adjust needle size to obtain the correct gauge.


recommended yarn

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 6552 (ice blue).



You need both yarns listed below.

Fingering weight merino wool
  • 1 (2, 2, 2) skeins of Sandnes garn Babyull Lanett
  • or approximately 194 (265, 325, 390) yds [177 (243, 297, 357) m] of fingering weight wool yarn
Lace weight silk mohair
  • 1 (1, 2, 2) skeins of Sandnes garn Tynn Silk Mohair
  • or approximately 164 (224, 275, 330) yds [150 (205, 250, 300) 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 28 sts (14 sts / needle).  

Pattern: *(k1, p1) repeat from * to BOR.

Setup round: *(work 6 sts in pattern, pm, work 8 sts in pattern, pm) repeat from * to BOR.

  • Round 1: *(sm, k1, m1r, p1, work in pattern to marker, m1l) repeat from * to BOR. 8 sts increased.
  • Round 2: *(sm, k1, work in pattern to marker) repeat from * to BOR.
  • Round 3: *(sm, k1, m1r, p1, work in pattern to marker, m1l) repeat from * to BOR. 8 sts increased.
  • Round 4: *(sm, work in pattern to marker) repeat from * to BOR.

Repeat rounds 1 to 4 a total of 5 (6, 7, 8) times. A total of 108 (124, 140, 156) sts.

If you are unsure about the size you can place a lifeline and leave the stitch markers and work your hat until you can try it on. If it fits you can remove all the markers except the last one that is BOR.

Work in pattern until your work measures 10 (12, 13, 14)″ [26 (31, 33.5, 36) cm].

BO using the tubular bind-off method.


Weave in ends and enjoy your hat!

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1 review for Ribbed Mohair Hat

    November 19, 2022
    Wow. Great pattern solution to a common problem *and* fantastic photography/directions? Sign me up! Do a book! Keep going!!!
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