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This moon colorwork hat is the perfect fit for gathering with family and friends any time of the cool seasons, but especially during the Moon Festival in autumn. This knitting pattern has a simple but punchy moon and stars colorwork motif decorating a hat that can be dressed up or down.

Wear it to a family viewing of the full moon during the autumn festival or any time. This hat comes in sizes Youth and 2 adult sizes so that the whole family can share in the festivities.


Youth/Small (Medium, Large) with finished circumferences of 16.75 (18.75, 20.75)” / 41.5 (47, 52) cm

Finished height from brim to point is 8 (8.5, 9)” / 20 (21.5, 23) cm, adjustable.

Select a size with a little negative ease in the circumference.


23 sts and 32 rnds = 4 x 4” / 10 x 10 cm stockinette knit in the round using Needle A

23 sts and 32 rnds = 4 x 4” / 10 x 10 cm in colorwork using Needle B



1 skein each of La Bien Aimée’s Merino DK (100% SW Merino / 252 yards / 230 meters / 115 grams), in colorways “Amege” (MC) and “Winter” (CC).

OR DK weight yarn in the following amounts:

MC: 150 (180, 210) yards / 140 (160, 190) meters

CC: 50 yards / 45 meters


16” / 40 cm length needles in the following sizes:

A (Main Fabric): US6 / 4 mm, or size to obtain gauge in stockinette stitch.

B (Colorwork): US7 / 4.5 mm, or size to obtain gauge in colorwork.

C (Ribbing): US5 / 3.75 mm, or 1 size smaller than size to obtain gauge in stockinette stitch.

D (Tubular Cast On, optional): US 4 / 3.5 mm

DPN’s in Size A (Main Fabric).


Stitch markers, unique marker for beginning of round, tapestry needle. Optional: waste yarn in a slippery fiber, tools to make a pom, or a purchased pom.


Tech Editing: Heather Storta

Launch Support: Symphony Chau

Photos: Roy and Aimee Sher


  • The low vision file has 22 pt font, black text on white background, no
  • italics, and bolded font for emphasis only throughout.
  • All images in the pattern have alt text.
  • This pattern has tagged header structure for screenreader users, however it is not fully screenreader accessibility due to colorwork being charted-only.
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