Prudence Island Hat: Pattern for adult hat with twisted stitches

It’s beginning to feel like fall in Rhode Island, which seems like the perfect time to add another fall hat to my collection. This hat is more complicated than it looks. The twisted stitches and columns patterning may look complicated, but the pattern is pretty easy to follow and memorize.

This hat is also a great way to use up a single 50 gram skein of a beautiful fingering weight yarn you have in your collection. I knit the sample shown in this blog post using Brooklyn Tweed’s peerie yarn and have since knit a second version using the Big Bad Wool pea weepaca.

Pattern Details:

Construction: The Prudence Island Hat features panels of twisted stitches separated by columns of single seed stitches. This hat is knit with fingering weight wool so it’s light but warm, perfect for an early fall morning walk with the dog.

Skill level and skills needed:

  • Skill level: Intermediate
  • Skills needed: knitting and purling in the round, left and right twists, knitting through the back loop, and decreasing by SSK, K2tog, and sl1 k2tog psso.


  • Size: Small (Large) Adult 
  • Circumference: 16 ½’ (17 ½”) laid flat after wet blocking; stretches to fit 21-22” (23-24”) head circumference
  • Height: 7 ½” (8 ½”) unstretched
  • Gauge: 32 sts and 38 rows per 4” in stockinette stitch knit flat


  • US 3 (3.25 mm) 16” circular needles and double pointed needles, or preferred needles to knit in the round. 
  • 200 (220 yards) of fingering weight wool yarn. Sample shown in  Brooklyn Tweeds’  (100% wool, 50 g, 210 yards, color Arabesque)  Peerie yarn.
  • Stitch Marker
  • Yarn needle
  • Scissors

Where to buy

This and all of my paid patterns are available on Ravelry and Etsy.

The pattern is 40% through Wednesday, September 22, 2021 (midnight EST) in both shops.

Click here to buy the pattern on Ravelry.

Click here to buy the pattern on Etsy.

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