Melody hat

knitting pattern


To fit head circumference 55-57 cm [21-22″].

Materials and tools

Yarn: Drops LIMA. 50 g [1.8 oz] = 100 m [109 yds]. 2 skeins.

Circular knitting needles 5 mm [US 8], 40 cm [16″] long.

Sewing needle.

Gauge (Tension)

In Stockinette stitch:

10 cm [4”] = 21 stitches, 27 rows.


Work in pattern (as established) means that you will work as previously stated, without changing the position of the pattern.

BOR – beginning of the round.

K – knit.

K2togL – knit 2 stitches together left leaning.

P – purl.

RS – right side.

WS wrong side.

1×1 ribbing: P1, K1. Repeat to the end of the round.

Stitch no.2:


Cast on 120 stitches using the long tail cast on technique.

Join for working in the round and place the BOR marker.

Work 46 rounds in 1×1 ribbing. 16.5cm [6½”].

Next, work 34 rounds in Stitch no.2.


Rounds 1-2: K2togL to the end of the round.


Cut the yarn. Close up the top of the hat: using the sewing needle thread the yarn through remaining stitches. Pull the yarn.

Weave in the loose ends.