REBIRTH Hat by Kristen TenDyke


March 2022
DK (11 wpi) ?
US 4 - 3.5 mm
US 6 - 4.0 mm
80 - 210 yards (73 - 192 m)
Child (Adult Small, Medium, Large
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The 2023 Rebirth KAL begins March 21, 2023. Learn more and sign up here. Or join the Ravelry Group.

Also, see the Rebirth Pullover.

The Rebirth Hat is a beautiful leafy-lace hat, worked seamlessly, in the round, from the bottom up. There is a symbolic aspect to this pattern, intended to guide the one creating it through a rebirth process of unifying with their authentic self.

About the Symbolic Nature of this Pattern
This pattern has been written to include a symbolic story to encourage self awareness by using this project as a tool/mirror for self reflection. The symbolism of the Leaf Pattern is about getting to know yourself as you are. The decreases at the crown represents the letting go of the things that are no longer needed and paring down to only that which is necessary for wholeness.

There is a summary of this symbolism and how to use it at the end of the PDF pattern (it’s not included with the free online version).

A KAL is also taking place between March 21 and June 20, 2023. You’re invited to take part in the free KAL for more information on how to use the symbolism associated with this pattern.

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Skill Level:

Child (Adult Small, Medium, Large)
Size Shown: Adult Medium

Finished Measurements
Hat Circumference: 16 1⁄2 (19 1⁄4, 22, 24 3⁄4)“ / 42 (49, 56, 63) cm
To Fit Head Circumference: 17 1⁄2 (20 1⁄4, 23, 25 3⁄4)” / 44.5 (51.5, 58.5, 65.5) cm

DK/Worsted weight: Choose a yarn that suggests it will meet 20–24 stitches over 4” / 10 cm in Stockinette Stitch.
80 (130, 150, 210) yards / 75 (120, 140, 190) meters
Shown in: Blue Sky Fibers Organic Cotton Skinny (100% certified organic cotton; 150 yards 137 meters/65 grams): 1 (1, 1, 2) hanks
Color Shown: #30 Birch (undyed)

Knitting Needles
US size 4 / 3.5 mm: 16” / 40 cm circular and set of 4 or 5 double pointed needles (dpns);
US size 6 / 3.25 mm: 16” / 40 cm circular needle, or size needed to obtain gauge.

stitch marker; tapestry needle; scissors

1 stitch pattern repeat (14 sts) = 2¾“ / 7 cm; 2 row pattern repeat (32 rounds) = 4¼” / 11 cm of Body Leaf Pattern using larger needle, after blocking. Take time to save time, check your gauge.

View this pattern for free on, or purchase the PDF here for simplicity and access to the symbolic information about this pattern.