Inca Cat Hat Digital Knitting Pattern PDF-- fair isle stranded colorwork knitting pattern

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Travel back in time when you wear the Inca Cat Hat. Inspired by cat motifs woven into border of the Incan textiles from Peru, this is the hat for cat lovers. This hat is knitted using stranded colorwork techniques. It has a two color ribbing. The cat and the wave pattern come from a garment panel, while the pattern on the crown was loosely adapted from a poncho. The little animal, a mythical creature, in the narrow band is from a mantle fragment.

The pattern instructions are clear and easy to work with, taking all the stress out of knitting a colorwork hat. The pattern features detailed written instructions, photos, and complete charts.

There is a matching Inca cat mittens pattern. The hat and mitten patterns are also available as a set. Die Anleitung ist auf deutsch erhältlich.

Skills: knitting in the round, stranded knitting with two colors, increasing/decreasing, reading a chart

22 inches (56 cm) circumference, 8 inches (20.5 cm) depth

36 stitches and 36 rounds = 4 inches (10 cm) in stranded work

9 stitches = 1 inch (2.5 cm) in stranded work
approx. 9 rounds = 1 inch (2.5 cm)


US#1 (2.25mm) 16 or 20” (40 or 50 cm) circular needles
US#2 (2.75mm) 16 or 20” (40 or 50 cm) circular needles
US#2 (2.75mm) DPNs

The pattern is done in fingering weight yarn in 5 colors. The yardage required varies from 92 yards to 16 yards, depending on the the color.The original is worked using Knitpicks Palette.

The hat is worked in the round from the bottom up.

KNITTING PATTERN PDF - NOT A KNITTED ITEM. You will receive an instant PDF download via etsy. Due to the nature of PDFs, I regret that I cannot offer refunds.

The pattern is intended for the personal use of the purchaser, and is not meant to be used commercially.

For other patterns that use the same cat motif, check out the Cats in the Garden sock pattern.

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