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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 Summer to Winter and back again. 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 intermediate to advanced knitters, this one skein project is knit bottom-up, in the round and has both written and charted instructions.


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

N.B. When making yarn substitutions it is important to swatch and get the right gauge to avoid any size differences in the finished garment.

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 (782KB)
  • PDF (1MB)

£ 3.75

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