Mum's the Word

Do you ever find yourself wanting to make a hat with more than just knit stitches, but not so much detail that you are constantly looking at the pattern or counting stitches? Then this hat is the perfect knit for you! 

Squares of alternating stockinette stitch and reverse stockinette stitch form a woven-ribbon effect that travels from top to bottom of the hat without drowning out the color of your yarn. 

This pattern is perfect for solids, tonals and yarns with short color changes. Knit in worsted or aran weight, it comes together so quickly that you’ll want to make another one right way!

Sizes Available

Adult: Medium (Large) to fit head circumference of 21.5” (23.5”) / 55 (60 cm) 


US 6 (4.0 mm), 16” Circular needle, DPNs or longer for magic loop method

US 7 (4.5 mm), 16” Circular needle, DPNs or longer for magic loop method


US 7 (4.5 mm), 20 sts & 30 rnds = 4”, in stockinette stitch in the round, unblocked


Yardage Used: 145 (165) yds / 133 (151) m


Malabrigo Merino Worsted, Pure Merino Wool, 192m/100g (210 yds)

Colors Used: Charrua (259) x 1 


Stitch marker

Tapestry needle

Pattern Notes

Hat is knit from brim to crown in the round.

Yarn Substitutions

When substituting yarns, please choose a yarn of the same weight and fiber content as the yarn listed above. Do a test swatch and confirm that your gauge matches the gauge needed for the pattern.

Purchase Information

Downloadable PDF copies of this pattern are available for purchase on and

Pattern published August 2018.