DIY // Miraduma Hat

miraduma-hat

When Anna and I were first brainstorming ideas for patterns to make and share with y’all, one of the inspo photos she sent me was this amazing, fluffy hat worn by Russian girl boss & fashionista Miroslava Duma.

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Three things immediately caught my attention:  the vibrant color, the hat’s cute bowl shape and the wide ribbed brim that gives off an incredibly cozy vibe.  It took a few tries to get the right amount of volume and fluff, but I think I finally got it right. Even though pink’s my favourite color, I wanted to get out of my comfort zone and try something new. So purple it is!

For ultimate fluffiness, I used four strands of Debbie Bliss Angel and one strand of Drops Alpaca held together. The combination of mohair, silk, and alpaca fibers creates a fabric that’s sturdy, warm, yet incredibly lightweight all at the same time.

MATERIALS

  • 3 balls Debbie Bliss Angel in Heather #36, 25g, 200m/219 yds
  • 1 ball Drops Alpaca in Dark Purple #4400, 50g, 167m/182yds
  • 5mm 16” circular needles or 5mm double pointed needles
  • 6.5mm 16” circular needles and/or 6.5mm double pointed needles
  • 4 stitch markers
  • Tapestry needle

ABBREVIATIONS

(US Terminology)

k = knit
p = purl
co = cast on
st (s) = stitch (es)
SSK = slip, slip knit
P2tog = purl 2 together

GAUGE

6.5 (5) stitches per 1 inch in 1 x 1 rib on 5mm needles
5 (4.5) stitches per 1 inch in 1 x 1 rib on 6.5mm needles

MEASUREMENTS  (Hat is meant to be oversized)

Adult small: 16.5-19” circumference, 7.5”-11.5” tall depending on the number of folds
Adult medium: 18-20.5” circumference, 7.5”-12.5” tall depending on the number of folds
Adult large (pictured): 19.5-22” circumference, 7.5”-12.5” tall depending on the number of folds

TECHNIQUES

SSK: slip, slip knit. Slip the next two stitches, one at a time as if to knit, to the right needle. Insert the left needle into the fronts of these two stitches and knit them together. One stitch is decreased.

P2tog: Position the needle as if to purl a single stitch, except insert the needle through two loops. Purl the 2 stitches together as if they were one stitch.miraduma1

PATTERN

In this pattern, you will be knitting with four (4) strands of Debbie Bliss Angel and one (1) strand of Drops Alpaca held together. For the first three balls of Debbie Bliss Angel, take one strand from the beginning of the ball and the end of the ball (so altogether you have four strands from two balls). Once you have used up the first two balls of Angel, split the last ball in half and hold two strands together from there.

Holding four strands of Debbie Bliss Angel and one strand of Drops Alpaca, CO 80 (88, 96) sts using the longtail method on 6.5mm circular needles. Use a stitch marker to mark the end of the round. Join in the round, being careful not to twist stitches.

Work in a K1P1 ribbing for 4” (approx. 19 rows). Switch to 5mm 16” circular needles.

Begin decreases

Rnd 1: (K1, P1) 10 times, SSK, p2tog, place marker. Repeat three times. You will now have 72 (80, 88) sts total and four stitch markers spread evenly across the needles.

Rnds 2-7: *K1, P1*; rep from * to * to end of rnd

Rnd 8: *K1, P1*; rep from * to * until 4 sts before the stitch marker, SSK, p2tog, slip marker. Repeat 3 times. 64 (72, 80) sts

Rnds 9-14: *K1, P1*; rep from * to * to end of rnd

Rnd 15: *K1, P1*; rep from * to * until 4 sts before the stitch marker, SSK, p2tog, slip marker. Repeat 3 times. 56 (64, 72) sts

Rnds 16-21: *K1, P1*; rep from * to * to end of rnd

Rnd 22: *K1, P1*; rep from * to * until 4 sts before the stitch marker, SSK, p2tog, slip marker. Repeat 3 times. 48 (56, 64) sts

Rnds 23-28: *K1, P1*; rep from * to * to end of rnd

For size large, proceed to assembling.

Size S/M only

 Rnd 29: *K1, P1*; rep from * to * until 4 sts before the stitch marker, SSK, p2tog, slip marker. Repeat 3 times. 40 (48) sts

At this point, you may choose to use double pointed needles.

Rnds 30-33: *K1, P1*; rep from * to * to end of rnd

Rnd 36: *K1, P1*; rep from * to * until 4 sts before the stitch marker, SSK, p2tog, slip marker. Repeat 3 times. 32 (40) sts

Rnds 37-40: *K1, P1*; rep from * to * to end of rnd

Assembling

Using a tapestry needle, pull the yarn through all the remaining loops and tie off. Weave in all loose ends. You can wear the hat two ways: Fold up the brim of the hat once or fold it twice for an extra snug fit.miraduma4

 

Happy crafting,

 

Joan

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9 thoughts on “DIY // Miraduma Hat

  1. Hi HandKanhook,

    Question, should I hold 4 strands of Angel, because in the materials section it says 3 balls.

    Thank you in advance,
    Dee

    • Hi Dee,

      Thanks for your comment! The pattern calls for 4 strands of Angel held together. My pattern notes are as follows:
      In this pattern, you will be knitting with four (4) strands of Debbie Bliss Angel and one (1) strand of Drops Alpaca held together. For the first three balls of Debbie Bliss Angel, take one strand from the beginning of the ball and the end of the ball (so altogether you have four strands from two balls). Once you have used up the first two balls of Angel, split the last ball in half and hold two strands together from there.

      Hope that helps! Can’t wait to see your final product.

      Cheers,

      Joan

        • Hi Barbara,

          Thanks for the comment! Just to confirm – you actually only need 3 balls of yarn for this pattern, but knitting with four strands held together. Instead of purchasing 4 balls of yarn, you can knit with two strands on each from the third ball (one strand coming from each end). Hope that helps!

          Joan

  2. I just found this again, commented back in January. So are you in fact using 5 strands, just want to be sure. Also how can one get the rounded look from the original, yours looks quite a bit flatter. I would think you have to fatten up the brim? Do you not agree that yours is lovely but really looks a lot flatter than the original? Very nice nevertheless, guess we can experiment on that part. Thanx so much for posting this.

    • Hi Barbara,

      Yes that is correct, it is a total of 5 strands together (4 strands of Angel and 1 strand of Drops Alpaca).

      The pattern is just inspired by a hat worn by Miroslava Duma that we loved, so it is not exactly the same. If you want your hat to appear even more rounded, you’ll need to decrease the stitches more aggressively.

      I hope that helps!

  3. Hi
    My son chose the Miraduma hat pattern for his ski hat so I am knitting it for him which is looking really good. However, I am working on the large size and at Row 28 it says “proceed to assembling” – this reduces the hat by approx 12 rows.
    Is that correct??

    Thanks
    Adrienne

    • Hi Adrienne,

      Thanks for your comment and for bringing this to our attention! We took a look at the pattern and realized our mistake. For size large you will indeed knit up until round 40 and then proceed to assembling, whereas the smaller sizes will be several rounds shorter. I hope that helps.

      Happy crafting,

      Joan

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