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Maera Hat


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

Step into the legacy of Irish cable knitting with the Maera Hat, a knitting pattern that intricately weaves tradition into every stitch. Drawing inspiration from the intricate knots of Celtic art, Maera showcases a symphony of cables, reminiscent of Ireland’s storied craftsmanship. This hat pays tribute to the artistry that has adorned Irish textiles for generations. Knit in your preferred yarn weight, Maera promises both warmth and a timeless aesthetic.

Finished measurements

18”/45 cm brim circumference.

9”/22.5 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 180 yds/162 m of worsted weight yarn.

2 skeins of Araucania Toconao (100% Merino Wool, 139 yds/127 m in 100 gr); #516 Royal Blue



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.



24 stitches and 28 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.


Difficulty: Intermediate. 

Pattern Style: both written and charted instructions using common knitting abbreviations. The cable pattern is written and charted.

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