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Moon Festival Hat

Moon Festival Hat

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This moon colorwork hat is the perfect fit for gathering with family and friends any time of the cool seasons, but especially during the Moon Festival in autumn. This knitting pattern has a simple but punchy moon and stars colorwork motif decorating a hat that can be dressed up or down.

Wear it to a family viewing of the full moon during the autumn festival or any time. This hat comes in sizes Youth and 2 adult sizes so that the whole family can share in the festivities.

This product listing is for a PDF download with a pattern for you to make your own finished knit with. It does not include the finished product. Please read below for all pattern specs and details.

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Pattern Details

Size Selection

Youth/Small (Medium, Large) with finished circumferences of 16.75 (18.75, 20.75)” / 41.5 (47, 52) cm

Finished height from brim to point is 8 (8.5, 9)” / 20 (21.5, 23) cm, adjustable.

Select a size with a little negative ease in the circumference.

Yarn Selection & Yardage

1 skein each of La Bien Aimée’s Merino DK (100% SW Merino / 252 yards / 230 meters / 115 grams), in colorways “Amege” (MC) and “Winter” (CC).

OR DK weight yarn in the following amounts:

MC: 150 (180, 210) yards / 140 (160, 190) meters

CC: 50 yards / 45 meters

Gauge & Recommended Needles


23 sts and 32 rnds = 4 x 4” / 10 x 10 cm stockinette knit in the round using Needle A

23 sts and 32 rnds = 4 x 4” / 10 x 10 cm in colorwork using Needle B


16” / 40 cm length needles in the following sizes:

A (Main Fabric): US6 / 4 mm, or size to obtain gauge in stockinette stitch.

B (Colorwork): US7 / 4.5 mm, or size to obtain gauge in colorwork.

C (Ribbing): US5 / 3.75 mm, or 1 size smaller than size to obtain gauge in stockinette stitch.

D (Tubular Cast On, optional): US 4 / 3.5 mm

DPN’s in Size A (Main Fabric).

You'll also need...

Stitch markers, unique marker for beginning of round, tapestry needle. Optional: waste yarn in a slippery fiber, tools to make a pom, or a purchased pom.

Skills Required

  • Working in the round.
  • Working increases and/or decreases at given intervals.
  • Working in small circumferences using DPN, magic loop, or other method.
  • Working from a charted pattern for colorwork and managing floats.

Accessibility and Pattern Formats

  • Large format pattern file included, with 22 pt font, black text on white background, and no italic formatting text.
  • All images have alt text.
  • Charts do not include written alternative.
  • Header structure tagged in main pattern for screen reader users.

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Pattern Credits

  • Tech Edit: Heather Storta
  • Photos: Roy and Aimee Sher
  • Sites Support: Symphony Chau