Ocean of Diamonds Hat Knitting Pattern
Hello, and THANK YOU for your interest in this pattern! This design borrows stitch patterns from Aran fisherman’s sweaters to make a hat that will warm you all winter long. The cables, bobbles and seed stitch make this an engaging project for the intermediate knitter. It also borrows its name from one of my favorite old time songs – “Ocean of Diamonds”.
Experience Level: Intermediate
Materials and Equipment:
Cascade Yarns CASCADE 220 (100 grams,
220 yards, 100% Peruvian Highland Wool):
1 skein #9076 Mint for Small/Medium.
Approx. 300 yards for Medium/Large.
Size US 7 (4.5mm) circular needle 16” long and needles in preferred style for small circumference knitting in the round
24-st Oceans of Diamonds panel measures 4½“/11.5cm wide.
28-st Oceans of Diamonds Panel measures 4¼”/13.5cm wide
22 sts and 26 rows = 4”/10cm in Seed Stitch.
To save time, take time to check gauge
Size: Women’s S/M (M/L)
Head circumference: 18 (21)“/45.5
Length: 8½” (21cm) with brim folded
This hat is knit in the round.
The cast-on used for this hat is the Old Norwegian Cast-On, sometimes called the German Twisted Cast-On.
The brim is knit long enough to be worn down or folded up.
Bobble – K1, p1 twice into next st, pass 2nd
then 3rd and 4th sts over the first st and off
needle (bobble completed)
CN – Cable needle
C2/1L – sl 2 sts to CN and hold in front, k1, k2 from CN
C2/1R – sl 1 st to CN and hold in back, k2, k1 from CN
C2/1Lp – sl 2 sts to CN and hold in front, p1, k2 from CN
C2/1Rp – sl 1 st to CN and hold in back, k2, p1 from CN
C2/2L – sl 2 sts to CN and hold in front, k2, k2 from CN
K – Knit
K2tog – Knit 2 sts together
P – Purl
Rep – Repeat
Rnd(s) – Round(s)
Sk2p – Sl 1, k2tog, pass slipped stitch over (2 sts decreased)
Ssk – Slip, slip, knit
St(s) – Stitch(es)