Glitra Hat

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Meaning ‘to glitter’ or ‘shine’ in Icelandic, Glitra lives up to its name with sparkling seed beads and the radiant glow of silk. Shibui Knits ‘Silk Cloud’ and ‘Cima’ are combined to form a textural mix akin to the atmospheric Icelandic landscape.

After knitting a single rib brim, the main body pattern is created with two-color knit and purl stripes highlighted by slipped seed beads. Stockinette stitch forms the remainder of the body and crown shaping.

I was inspired to create this simple and chic hat after designing the Glitra Scarf.


Sample used:

Main Colour - Shibui Knits ‘Cima’ (lace weight): 146 metres/158 yards of “Ivory”

Contrast Colour - Shibui Knits ‘Silk Cloud’ (lace weight): 49 metres/53 yards of “Coffee”


  • 31 sts & 38 rnds = 10cm/4” in Stockinette Stitch after blocking, on 3.5mm/US 4 needles
  • 30 sts & 48 rnds = 10cm/4” in Striped Wave Stitch after blocking, on 3.5mm/US 4 needles


Always use a needle size that achieves the correct gauge.

Finished Measurements 

Circumference: 43cm/17”
Height: 20.5cm/8”
Measured when relaxed after blocking.

To fit adult head circumference 53-58cm/21-23cm.


PDF pattern download.