Roisinis Hat Knitting Pattern
Roisinis is named after a deserted village on the Scottish island of Eriskay. It’s an amazingly atmospheric place, with ruined houses, wild weather, beautiful beaches and curious sheep. I knit this hat while on holiday there, and it would be perfect to wear in different ways to suit the island’s ever changing weather.
The fully reversible Roisinis has a simple, clever construction: knit as one long tube from a provisional cast-on, it is then folded and twisted before being joined at the ribbing. The twist creates an elegant spiral crown for a hat, while still allowing it to be opened and worn as a cowl.
To Fit: Lg adult (Adult, Child, Toddler, Baby, Newborn)
Finished Circumference: 58 (53, 48.5, 43.5, 38.5, 34) cm, 23.25 (21.25, 19.25, 17.5, 15.5, 13.5)in
Finished Depth: 33 (29.5, 26, 23, 20.5, 18) cm, 13 (11.5, 10.25, 9, 8, 7) in.
Posh yarn Kirsten Heavy Lace, 100g = 500m / 550yds, 2 (2, 1, 1, 1, 1) skein.
Or substitute with 680 (540, 430, 340, 270, 210) m / 740 (590, 470, 380, 300, 230) yds light fingering weight yarn. I would recommend choosing a bouncy plump yarn that will show the textured stitch pattern well.
3.0 mm DPN’s or circular needle,
2.5 mm DPN’s circular needle,
a spare circular needle 3.0 mm or smaller and at least 40cm long.
29 sts and 40 rows over 10cm / 4in in pattern st on larger needles after blocking. Row gauge is not critical, though may affect the amount of yarn used.
Waste yarn for provisional cast on, 2 lockable stitch markers.
Provisional cast on, knitting in the round