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Originally designed as a gift for my father, it was the local wool close to his childhood home that inspired the Close to Home hat. Knit in the beautiful Daughter of a Shepherd Hebridean and Zwartbles DK this hat is lightweight yet incredibly warm making it the perfect transitional piece to take you from autumn through to spring.

This one skein project, with it's repetative stitch patterns, would make a great weekend project or quick gift knit.

This design is knit in the round from the bottom up and has both written and charted instructions. You can find tutorials for all the methods used in this pattern, as well as information on yarn substitution, on my blog.


Baby (Child, Teen, 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 with no reliance on charts, text is black, in Arial, font size 24 and is formatted to be read more easily with a screen reader.
You will get the following files:
  • PDF (1MB)
  • PDF (596KB)

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