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Yosemite Dome Hat


There's more (or actually less) to this hat than meets the eye.
The rib hat is a perennial favorite with knitters because of the clean lines and great stretch. Our updated version uses the Subtle Decrease for much smoother hat shaping. We paired it with the Wavy Tail Cast On and Double Decker Hat closure for a top to bottom make over.


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knitting nuances knit dome hat

Also shown here our Cable Rib hat which is coming soon.

It is the third in a trio of patterns designed to demonstrate the uses of Showy & Subtle Decrease. The first two in the series are the Vortex and Rip Cord Hats.
  • Nuance Skills
    Knitting Nuance Skills Used:
    • Subtle Decrease
    • Wavy-Tail Cast On
    • Double Decker Hat Closure
  • Gauge/Yarn
    Yarn Gauge: Pattern includes 4.5, 5.0 and 5.5 stitches per inch
    Yardage: 100-125 yards total. 10 yards of CC for 2 stripes.
    Sizes: 5 sizes, infant to adult large

    Knit with Karabella the Aurora 8 (ball gauge of 4.5 per inch) and shown here in blue and yellow.
    The tan hat is Karabella Margrite a merino/cashmere blend at 5 stitches per inch.
    Pink multi hat has a gauge of 4.0 stitches per inch. It's from my stash so as soon as I figure out what it is I'll share!

  • Difficulty
    Knitters should already be comfortable with working with 2 circulars. Chart reading would be very helpful since the decreases are worked in sets, however, we do include row-by-row instructions.
  • Sizes
    Hat sizes includes five sizes; infant to large adult.
  • Notions
    Standard knitting notions: 2 circular needles, tapestry needle and markers. Can also be knit on a long circular if you like the magic loop method.
  • Blog
    We blogged about it! You can read the blog post here.