Momo hat by Jen Arnall-Culliford

Momo hat

November 2018
Aran (8 wpi) ?
18 stitches and 34 rows = 4 inches
in helical garter stitch
US 7 - 4.5 mm
US 6 - 4.0 mm
177 yards (162 m)
Small (Medium, Large, XL)
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With a background of two-colour helical garter stitch, this cabled hat has no seam or jog line.

Small (Medium, Large, XL)
Circumference: 48.5 (50.5, 53, 55) cm [19 (20, 20¾, 21¾) in]
Crown to brim: 20 (20, 20.5, 20.5) cm [7¾ (7¾, 8, 8) in]

Something to Knit With Aran (70% highland wool, 30% superfine alpaca; 82m [89yds] per 50g skein)
Yarn A: Cornflower 1 x 50g skein
Yarn B: Storm 1 x 50g skein (an extra skein will be required if you want a very large pompom)

Needles and notions
1 set 4.5mm [US 7] circular needles, 40cm [16in] long, or needle size required to match tension
1 set 4mm [US 6] circular needles, 40cm [16in] long, or one size smaller than needle size required to match tension
Stitch markers
Cable needle
Pompom maker (optional)

18 sts and 34 rounds to 10cm [4in] over garter stitch worked helically (this may vary from your flat garter stitch tension, since it requires both knit and purl stitches)
11 sts of cable panel measures 5cm [2in]

Pattern notes
The hat starts with a rib brim, before establishing helical garter stitch with a slip-stitch cable panel. On completion of the cable panel decreases are worked to finish the hat. A pompom may be added for extra amusement.

Special techniques
Further information about helical garter stitch, and working from a cable chart at the same time as working helically can be found in our ebook, Something New to Learn About Helical Knitting.

Video tutorials
The following video tutorials may be found on our website at
Helical garter stitch
5 into 1 decrease