Emilie Hat by Louisa Harding

Emilie Hat

November 2007
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
37 stitches and 36 rows = 4 inches
in cable pattern on larger needles
US 3 - 3.25 mm
US 6 - 4.0 mm
154 yards (141 m)
12" (30.5 cm) circumference, relaxed
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Pattern description from Knitting Little Luxuries: “This design is inspired by the cute little pixie hats popular in the 1940s and 1950s, though the glint of silver in the yarn is anything but old-fashioned. I took the idea of a knitted hood from my small collection of vintage knitting patterns as my starting point to update the pixie hat.”

Yarn: Worsted weight (#4 Medium)
Louisa Harding Impression (16% kid mohair, 84% polyamid; 154 yd 141 m/50 g): #11 thunder (gray), 1 ball.

Needles: U.S. size 3 (3.25 mm): 16” (40 cm) circular (cir); U.S. size 6 (4 mm): 16” (40 cm) cir and set of 4 or 5 double-pointed (dpn). Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.

Notions: Marker (m); cable needle (cn); tapestry needle.


  • Written instructions and a chart are both included for the cable pattern; chose your favorite way of working cables.
  • The number of stitches in the cables decreases toward the top of the hat, which shapes the crown into a point.

Hat will stretch to fit an average-size woman’s head.