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ChromAwesome Hat


This pattern is a part of The Art of Warmth: 27 Hats for Every Occasion.

Embrace the fusion of art and science with the ChromAwesome Hat, a unique and stylish accessory that celebrates the beauty of life’s blueprint in every stitch.

Mimicking the twists and turns of DNA strands, the ChromAwesome Hat features a series of carefully crafted cable twists. These twists symbolize the dynamic structure of chromosomes, creating a visually captivating and textured surface.

Finished measurements

16”/40 cm brim circumference.

91/2”/24 cm height from base of ribbing to top-center of crown.

Measurements taken after blocking.

Fits average adult head sizes 20-22”/51-56 cm.



Approximately 160 yds/146 m of worsted weight yarn.

2 skeins of KnitPicks Swish Worsted (100% Superwash Merino, 110 yd/100 m in 50 gr); Camel Heather



Size US 7/4.5 mm and size US 8/5 mm circular needles 16”/40 cm long, or size to obtain gauge.

One set of double-pointed needles size US 8/5 mm.


Stitch markers, cable needle, tapestry needle



22 stitches and 26 rounds = 4”/10 cm on size US 8/5 mm needles in charted pattern after blocking.


Construction Notes

  • The hat is worked from brim to crown in the round.

  • Knitters may consider placing markers between the chart repeats.

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