Witch Bolt Hat by Mandy Bee

Witch Bolt Hat

March 2018
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 30 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette, double knit
US 9 - 5.5 mm
US 8 - 5.0 mm
210 - 220 yards (192 - 201 m)
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About Witch Bolt

A beholder stands before you, ready to wipe out your entire knitting group in one fell swoop! Little does he know, you’re a Level 3 Knitting Wizard. You point your knitting needle towards the beholder and a beam of crackling energy launches and attaches to it! You’re able to defeat this giant beast with your knitting prowess alone!

Okay, that’s not exactly how a fight with a beholder would go, but we all know this is really about knitting. Witch Bolt is a Dungeons & Dragons-inspired double knit hat. You knit it up using two colors and when you’re done, it’s magically reversible! Just kidding, there’s no magic here, just your awesome knitting.

I have included links to video tutorials made by myself and others to get you up-to-speed on double knitting, so even if you’re a double knitting n00b, you can make this hat. This was one of my test knitter’s first double knit projects! The color ‘pattern’ is very easy to memorize, making this knit fairly simple and brainless -- I was able to knit this very easily while streaming on Twitch (and if any of you have watched a Twitch stream, you know how distracted a streamer can get with chat)! :D


Along with video tutorials, I have included step-by-step instructions for how to: double knit stockinette, double knit ribbing, and decrease your double knitting.

Stitch counts for every decrease row so you don’t have to do any math on your own! Hmm… maybe that’s a downside for some of you nerds.

There is a chart along with written instructions for your glorious reference!


Circumference: 17.25”/ 43cm
Length: 7” / 18cm


In Stockinette, double knitted. When measuring gauge, only count the front-side stitches.
20 sts x 30 rows = 4” / 10cm


  • Knit, Purl
  • Two Color Braided Cast On or Long Tail Cast On
  • Double Knit Decreases (k2tog)
  • Knitting in the Round
  • Double knitting


Needles and Notions

  • US 9 / 5.5mm 16” / 40cm circular needles or size to obtain gauge
  • US 8 / 5mm 16” / 40cm circular needles or one size down from the needle size used to get gauge (for tighter ribbing, optional)
  • Tapestry Needle
  • 1 Unique Stitch Marker
  • 7 Stitch Markers (optional for marking decrease sections)


Knit Picks Swish Worsted (100% Superwash Merino Wool, 110yd / 50g skein)

  • 1 skein in Cobblestone Heather (Main Color)

  • 1 skein in Pickle Juice (Contrasting Color)