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Close to Home Hat

Inspired by the local wool close to my Dad’s childhood home, the Close to Home hat is the perfect transitional piece to take you from autumn through to spring. Knit in the beautiful Daughter of a Shepherd Hebridean and Zwartbles DK this hat is lightweight yet incredibly warm and shows off the cable and rib pattern beautifully. Suitable for adventurous beginners to advanced knitters, this one skein project is knit bottom-up, in the round and has both written and charted instructions.

You can find tutorials for methods used in this pattern, as well as information on yarn substitution, on my blog.


Baby (Toddler, Child, Adult, Large Adult) to fit 40.5 (45.5, 51, 56, 61) cm/ 16 (18, 20, 22, 24)” head.

Yarn Requirements

Daughter of a Shepherd DK
(75% Hebridean, 25% Zwartbles; 233 m/ 255 yds per 100g/ 3.5oz skein)
1 x 100g skein.

Needles and Notions

3.5mm (US 4) and 4mm (US 6) circular needles/ DPNs
Stitch marker
Tapestry needle


This pattern also includes a large print version for those with additional needs. This includes: full written instructions, all text in black, Arial font in size 22 used throughout with no italics.

You will get the following files:

  • PDF (669KB)
  • PDF (788KB)

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