Carnish Hat

The soft greys of winter beaches are reflected in this snuggly hat, with bands of simple lace and texture in two colours suggesting lines of foam along the shore. Both hat and the matching cowl are reversible, making them the easiest accessories to pull on for a quick walk on a wintery day. The blend of lambswool and alpaca is dreamily soft and packs a lot of warmth into fine fabric. No matter how wild the weather, Carnish will offer comfort.


Sizes – s (m, l)

Circumference (A) – 49 (53.5, 58) cm / 19.5 (21.25, 23) in
Depth (B) – 28 cm / 11.25 in

Shown in size M with 1.5 cm / 0.5 in negative ease.



The pattern requires an aran weight yarn, in two contrasting colours. It is recommended to chose a soft, warm yarn which will yield fabric with some drape at the staged gauge.

MC: 90 (110, 120) m / 100 (120, 130) yds 

CC: 50 (60, 60) m / 60 (70, 70) yds 

Sample is made using:

Chilla Valley Alpacas Aran, 70% British Alpaca / 30% Shetland Lambswool, 140 m / 153 yds per 100g. 

MC: Storm Cloud, 1 skein

CC: Mist, 1 skein


18 sts and 26.5 rows over 10 cm / 4 in, in stocking stitch using larger needles.


3.75 mm circular needles or DPNs

4.5 mm circular needles or DPNs


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