Voilà: Paros Hat

Happy to announce my second pattern in as many months in an Interweave publication.

The Winter 2014 issue of Knitscene is out.

Get the Marled Look

And my Paros Hat is in it.

Stockinette with garter ridge stripes and a moving swirl.

On page 19.

The Details: Paros Hat by Robin Allen | A Texas Girl Knits

A marled yarn paired with a bright solid makes for an eye-catching effect in this simple unisex pattern. Choose your favorite neon contrast color to make it your own, or pair a more muted solid to make this a gift for anyone to wear.

Sizes: 18 (19½)” circumference and 7¾ (8¾)” tall
Yarn: HiKoo Simpliworsted (55% superwash merino, 28% acrylic, 17% nylon; 140 yd 128 m/100 g): #654 forty nine shades of gray (MC), 1 hank; #007 kiwi (CC), 1 hank
Gauge: 20 sts and 32 rnds = 4″ in Paros Stitch patt on larger needle
• Size 4 (3.5 mm): 16″ circular (cir) needle
• Size 6 (4 mm): 16″ cir needle and set of double-pointed needles (dpn)
• Stitch marker
• Yarn needle
Skills Required: Knitting, purling, decreasing, working in the round, researching techniques you’re unfamiliar with.

NOTE: Pattern calls for Aran weight yarn, but this could easily be knit in a worsted weight yarn with little effect on size.

Lots of texture and visual interest.

To Ponder: There is only one success: to be able to spend your life in your own way. |Christopher Morley|



  1. I’d love it slouchy in white with a red line!!!! But that’s just for me. The rest of the world can wear the wonderful version that is published! Congratulations, once again!

  2. Beautiful hat Robin! Your creativity and style is impeccable :) Your knitting prowess/addiction may indicate a need to move to cooler weather….:) So proud of you my friend!

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