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Spinnan hat

Job type Test knit

The Spinnan hat is worked in two colours, in the round from the bottom up, with an abstract stranded motif on the main body of the hat. The brim is worked in the main colour, and the crown is worked in the contrast colour. Options are given for a single or folded double brim – the single brim version includes a nice squishy tubular cast-on.


Difficulty Easy
Due date 2019-12-12
Craft Knitting
Test secrecy Postable
Advertiser Marina Skua
Spots available 2
Sizes required 1 : 1 testers needed
2 : Filled!
3 : 1 testers needed
Finished measurements

Sizes: 1 (2, 3)

Finished circumference: 45 (50, 55) cm / 17.5 (19.5, 21.5)”

Height: 19.5 (20, 20.5) cm / 7.5 (7.75, 8)”



Gauge 22 sts and 26 rounds = 10 cm / 4” in colourwork pattern in the round on larger needles, after blocking
Charted or written pattern Both
Skills required

Knit, purl, working in the round, stranded colourwork, decreases

Construction type Bottom up, in the round
Yarn support There is a discount available for the recommended yarn!
Required or recommended yarn Marina Skua Mendip DK – 20% discount available but substitutes welcome
Yardage MC: 35 (40, 45) g or 85 (95, 110) m / 95 (105, 120) yd / CC: 20 (25, 30) g or 50 (60, 75) m / 55 (65, 85) yd
Tools required


3.75 mm / US 5 circular needle, 60 cm / 24” length (or size required to obtain correct gauge)
3.75 mm / US 5 double-pointed needles or longer circular needle for magic loop, if desired (or size required to obtain correct gauge)
3.25 mm / US 3 circular needle, 60 cm / 24” length (or needle 2 sizes smaller than main needle)

Notions: Scrap yarn, stitch markers, darning needle for sewing in ends. 


Ownership of the finished item The finished item is yours to keep.
Requirements from the maker
  • Complete the hat by the deadline
  • Knit to the specified gauge
  • Create a publicly visible project on Ravelry with clear modelled photo(s), linked to pattern with code given
  • Complete the feedback form when you have completed the test
  • Adding photos to Instagram isn't mandatory but really appreciated (though if you have a private profile I won't be able to see them)
Rewards from the designer

The designer is offering discounted or free pattern(s) to testers

One free pattern of tester's choice from the Marina Skua Ravelry store, and a 20% discount code for use on all products from www.marinaskua.com. Only applicable if test requirements are completed within the deadline. 

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