Plicatum Hat knitting pattern

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This listing is for a digital PDF download of the knitting pattern and does not include the materials to make the item.

The Plicatum Hat is worked in the round from the bottom up, with irregular ribbing for the brim, which flows up into a textured cable and seed-stitch pattern. The crown decreases are worked in pattern to give a satisfying finish to the top of the hat. 

‘Plicatum’ is the Latin word for ‘pleated’, and is used to describe the crinkly leaves of the viburnum plant that inspired the cable pattern in this design. 

The pattern for the matching Plicatum Mitts is also available

Sizes: 1 (2)


Finished circumference: 40 (45) cm / 15.75 (17.75)”
Height: 16 (19) cm / 6.25 (7.5)” (customisable)


Marina Skua Mendip 4-Ply (100% British wool, 150 m / 164 yd per 50g) – shown in Rose (Stormy)

25 (30) g or 75 (90) m / 85 (100) yd

held together with

Marina Skua Caia Baby Alpaca (100% British baby alpaca, 230 m / 252 yd per 50g) – shown in Pandora

20 (25) g or 95 (115) m / 105 (125) yd 

Gauge: 25 sts and 28 rounds = 10 cm / 4” in charted pattern in the round on larger needles, after blocking


4 mm / US 6 circular needle, 60 cm / 24” length (or size required to obtain correct gauge)
4 mm / US 6 double-pointed needles or longer circular needle for magic loop, if desired (or size required to obtain correct gauge)
3.5 mm / US 4 circular needle, 60 cm / 24” length (or needle 2 sizes smaller than main needle)

Notions: Stitch markers, cable needle, darning needle for sewing in ends.