Techniques used

  • Cast on stitches
  • Cast off stitches
  • Picking up stitches
  • Knit flat and in the round
  • Purl flat
  • Cables – chart and written instructions provided
  • Optional: tubular bind off

Saxon Hat Chunky - English


Saxon Hat Chunky is knit in 3 steps. First, a strip containing a defined number of repetitions of the Saxon Braid is worked back and forth. This is then sewn discretely end-to-end to form a round band. Stitches are then picked up along the upper edge of this band and the hat is then worked in the round with symmetrical decreases to shape the crown. Finally, stitches are picked up along the lower edge of the band and these are worked in rib.


Sizes 1(2) 3 to fit head circumference 44-50 (51-57) 58-64 cm [17.25-19.75 (20-22.5) 22.75-25.25 inches]

Finished measurements

Hat circumference: approx. 42 (48) 54 cm [16.5 (19) 21.25 inches]

Length: approx. 20 (21) 22 cm [7.75 (8.25) 8.75 inches]


Stocking stitch: 16 stitches x 24 rows = 10 x 10 cm [4 x 4 inches] on a 5.00 mm [US8] needle.

Saxon Braid: each chart repetition should give approx. 6 cm [2.25 inches] in length and approx. 9 cm [3.5 inches] in width. Measure the dimensions of one chart repeat before proceeding with the hat and adjust needle size as necessary until the Saxon Braid has approximately the dimensions given above.

Suggested needle size

4.50 mm [US6] and 5.00 mm [US8] circular needle or double-pointed needles.


Yarn: 50-100 g Organic non-superwash Merino from Mumilumi Knit (DK; 100 g = 225 m [246yds]) held together with 10-20 g Silk Mohair from Mumilumi Knit (Lace; 20 g = 168 m [183 yds]).

Additional: stitch markers, cable needle, tapestry needle.