Topography Hat Pattern Collection: The Taiga Colorwork Hat

Taiga is the third hat design in my Topography pattern collection, and the second colorwork design. evoking traditional nordic sweater motifs and chilly winters, the Taiga hat is a unique and modern unisex accessory.


Worked up in worsted-weight yarn, Taiga is a versatile accessory that transitions well from fall to winter, and through the chilly transition into spring.

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A bit more challenging than the colorwork for the Architrave hat, the design for Taiga is still approachable for stranded colorwork beginners. With consistent color changes every few stitches through each row of the chart, carrying color floats and maintaining good tension is easy.


pattern details:

1 skein of worsted weight (category 4) yarn 
Suggested: Patons Classic Wool Worsted

Size US 6 (4mm) circular or double-pointed needles

Tapestry needle for finishing

Work 15 stitches in stockinette over 20 rows 
Finished swatch should measure 3.25 x 3.5”

Finished Dimensions 
Completed hat measures approximately 9 x 9.5”

Special Techniques: 

To ensure there are no color jogs in the finished work, a “no color jog” technique should be applied after very row of the chart. check back in tomorrow for a step-by-step tutorial!

Taiga Colorwork Hat Flat Photo 5.jpg

the knitting pattern for taiga is now available as a downloadable pdf! get it here or download it from ravelry here! happy knitting!