Motta Hat

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The Motta Hat design is full of fun knitterly details– bold Fair Isle colorwork, popcorn stitch texture and Vikkel braids. Top off your hat with a fluffy pompom– or don’t, because the colorwork on the crown shaping is extra pretty, too. The hat is knitted from the bottom up, in the round using the magic loop method, but is easily adapted to dpns if desired. The pattern includes tutorial links for all the special techniques, so this project is accessible to knitters of all skill levels.

Read more about the design in my blog post, here.

Learn how to do the Popcorn stitch in my video, here.

The pdf pattern is available via the Knit Darling Payhip shop—linked in button above. The pattern is also available via Quince & Co on their website and Ravelry, where we share 50% sales on the pdf.



18½ (20¼, 22)" [47 (51.5, 56) cm] circumference; 9" [23 cm] tall; shown in size 20¼" [51.5 cm]
Suggested approx 2" [5 cm] negative ease


Sport / DK weight (#3 light)
Shown Here: Chickadee by Quince & Co (100% American wool; 181yd [166m]/50g)
• 1 skein Honey 123 (color A)
• 1 skein Petal 111 (color B)
• 1 skein Slate 143 (color C)
Approx 55 (60, 65) yd [50 (55, 60) m] color A,
120 (135, 145) yd [110 (125, 135) m] color B,
80 (90, 100) yd [75 (85, 95) m] color C


Size A for main body of hat:
• One 40" [100 cm] circular needle (circ) in size US 5 [3.75 mm] for magic loop method; Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge

Size B for ribbing and Vikkel braid:
• One 40" [100 cm] circ in size US 3 [3.25 mm] for magic loop method or two sizes smaller than size A


• Stitch markers
• Tapestry needle
• Strong string for pom pom
• Pom pom maker (optional)


26 sts and 32 rows = 4" [10 cm] in colorwork pattern, after blocking.

Photography: Regan Kenny © 2021 Quince & Co



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