Sparkle Hat by Sonya Laska

Sparkle Hat

September 2004
Bulky (7 wpi) ?
13 stitches = 4 inches
in Stockinette stitch on larger needles
US 10 - 6.0 mm
US 11 - 8.0 mm
125 yards (114 m)
One size fits most, if not all (approx 24" around bottom end)
low vision format available
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Errata available:

Pattern description from Stitch ‘n Bitch: “People say this looks like an old-lady hat. I love old ladies, so I consider that the highest compliment. Oddly enough, the hat is also one of the few knitted items that has attracted male attention--men often stop me on the street to say, "Hey, cool hat!" Whether you want to be geriatric fabulous or have the boys follow you home, one thing’s for certain--you can never have enough shiny, sparkly clothing.”

Size: One size fits most, if not all (approx 24” around bottom end)

Skills: Cast on, knit, purl, knit in the round, decrease


  • Brown Sheep Company Lamb’s Pride Bulky (85% wool/15% mohair; 4oz/125yds), 1 skein #M120 Limeade
  • US 10 (6mm) double-pointed needles (set of 4)
  • US 11 (8mm) 24” circular needle or double-pointed needles (set of 4/5), or size needed to obtain gauge
  • Large sequins (paillettes) - these need to have a large hole in them, not the standard thread-sized hole

Note about Errata: There are no errors in the pattern, but under Materials, the Large sequins (paillettes) with large holes are available on this site: (scroll to bottom of page).

Pattern on pages 163-164.

Low Vision: This book is available from the National Library Service for the Blind and Print Disabled in a digital audio format.