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Alata - PDF knitting pattern

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heavy aran or chunky weight plied yarn.

Needles & Notions

Pair 5.5mm/UK5/US9 straight needles or size needed to obtain gauge
Approx 2yd/2m waste yarn
6mm crochet hook
Stitch marker as necessary
Tapestry needle

Sample details

Shown in size 22in/56cm on model with 21.5in/54.5cm circumference head


16 sts x 32 rows to 4in/10cm on 5.5mm needles over Garter St.


To fit size: 18 (20, 22) in/ 45.75 (50.75, 56) cm
Finished size: 15.5 (17.25, 18.75) in/ 39.5 (43.75, 47.75) cm

Skills required

Knit & purl sts, short rows, provisional cast-on, kitchener stitch


The amount of negative ease in this pattern affects the overall shape and fit. For a more fitted cloche style with a more rounded crown, increase the suggested negative ease.
Fit is determined by row gauge and the Hat is knit side to side, constructed from consecutive panels.

Accessibility Statement

The main PDF for this pattern is colour blind accessible. It uses black text on a white background and does not rely on colour.


Do you need help with this pattern? We have a full range of tutorials on the website. We also have the Woolly Wormhead’s Facebook group where you can ask any questions.
You will get a PDF (7MB) file

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