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The simple multidirectional woven slip stitch is forming a look of sand dunes in the dessert like Kara-Kum that is located in Central Asia. As it comes closer to the crown, the stitch is swirling and gathers at the center. Twisted rib of the brim complements and accentuates the overall stitch pattern. This stitch pattern looks like a difficult one, but if you know how to knit and slip a stitch, you have all the skills required. Warning: It is a fun, easy and addictive pattern. You will make more than one hat. BASIC SKILLS NECESSARY Work in the round Knit Purl Slip a stitch Decreases GAUGE 26 sts and 64 rnds = 4" in Multidirectional Weave on larger needle. 24 sts and 38 rnds = 4" in Twisted Rib on smaller needle. SIZING / FINISHED MEASUREMENTS Finished Size 101/2" tall and 181/4 (20, 211/2)" circumference at band slightly stretched. Hat shown measures 20". SUGGESTED YARN 250 yards of DK weight PREFERRED BRAND/YARN Anzula COLORWAY boysenberry

Recommended with this pattern

  • Yarn: Anzula Cricket 1 (1, 2) skeins
  • Needles BodySize 5 (3.75 mm): 16" circular (cir) and set of 5 double-pointed (dpn). BrimSize 3 (3.25 mm): 16" cir. Adjust needle sizes if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.
  • Marker (m), tapestry needle.

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Faina Goberstein is a prolific knitwear designer, author, and a professional and inspiring teacher. She is the co-author of The Art of Seamless Knitting and The Art of Slip-Stitch Knitting. Her designs appear in Rowan Magazine, Vogue Knitting, Interweave Knits, Knit.Purl, Knitscene, Interweave Crochet, Twist Collective, Skacel, and other publications and various books. Faina is best known for her elegant and well-fitted classic designs showing off textures such as cables, brioche, lace, and slip stitch patterns. She is fascinated with many knitting techniques and design constructions. Faina loves to share with her students her discoveries and expertise. She teaches at various venues live and online as well as local guilds and shops around the country and abroad. She blogs at