Named after the Italian fairytale, Cannetella is a beautiful Hat with gentle slouch and an easier than you think lace pattern. The arches, reminiscent of Renaissance architecture, work their way around the body and into the crown, where it comes together with a gently gathered finish.


Hat Description

Cannetella is a slouchy lace Hat. It starts with a twisted rib brim and the body has an all-over lace pattern that looks like arches. The lace repeats horizontally and vertically and the repeats alternate so the arches are staggered. The crown creates the appearance of lines converging from the top of each arch to the centre of the Hat.


Pattern Details


183 [240, 305, 380] yd/167 [219, 279, 348] m
4ply/Sock weight, plied yarn; solid or semi-solid yarns.

Needles & Notions

Set 2.5mm/UK–/US1½ & 2.75mm/UK12/US2 DPNS/Circular or size needed to obtain gauge
Stitch marker as necessary
Tapestry needle

Sample Details

Shown in Maverick Yarns Handpainted Merino/Nylon Sock [400yd/366m per 100g; 80% Merino, 20% Nylon]
Shown in size 22in/56cm on model with 21.5in/54.5cm circumference head

Alternative Yarns

KnitPicks Hawthorn Fingering [357yd/326m per 100g; 75% Merino, 25% Nylon]


28 sts x 40 rows to 4in/10cm on 2.75mm needles over Stocking St.
30 sts x 44 rows to 4in/10cm on 2.5mm needles over Twisted Rib


To fit size: 17.5 [19.5, 22, 24] in/44.5 [49.5, 56, 61] cm
Finished size: 15 [17, 19.25, 21.25] in/38 [43.25, 48.75, 54] cm

Pattern Notes

Notes about adjusting depth and slouch, and achieving additional sizes, are included.

About our Hat patterns

Each Woolly Wormhead pattern is a short workshop in PDF format. Each pattern is carefully developed and every effort is made to ensure that the instructions are as clear as possible. In addition, the patterns are all multi-sized, professionally edited, and professionally photographed. These patterns will not only teach you how to create your own beautiful knitted Hat, but will also teach you new skills and improve your knitting knowledge!

With each purchase you will receive an email with a download link to the primary PDF. This PDF includes the instructions to make the Hat, and also includes links to in-depth photographic tutorials and where available, supporting videos. These educational resources are provided to guide you through each technique so that you can learn new skills as you make your Hat, all at your own pace. There is also live support available via our forum, where we can answer any questions and provide help where needed.

Once payment clears you’ll receive an email with the download link and instructions - do check your Spam folder if it doesn't arrive promptly. The link will expire after 5 downloads. For further help with downloading and storing files, please visit our FAQ page.

All Woolly Wormhead tutorials, workshops and knitting patterns are colour-blind, neurodivergent, low-bandwidth and printer friendly. The standard PDF format is compact, with succinct and clear instructions that don't use colour beyond the photos on the front and back pages. In addition, some patterns are also available in an LVA format, that is large print and suitable for screen-readers. To see examples of how the patterns are laid out and presented, and please visit the pattern sample page.


Product Details

  • Cannetella Hat knitting pattern
  • Designer: Woolly Wormhead
  • Technical Editing: Heather Murray, Clare Devine
  • Translation: Šárka Dvořáčková (CZ); Alessia Càmpera (IT)
  • ISBN: 978-9916-691-29-8
  • Copyright Date: 2015
  • Last Revision: February 2024
  • File Name: WW267KCannatella
  • PDF File Size: 1.41MB; 150dpi

Additional information


Colour Blind Friendly


Bottom-up, In The Round




Woolly Wormhead

Instructions Type

Written and Fully Charted




English, čeština, Italiano

Product Type

Single Pattern


12 Months (17 to 18in), Child/Teen (19 to 20in), Adult (21 to 22in), L Adult (23 to 24in), Any Size

Stitch Pattern

Lace, Twisted Stitches

Yarn Type

Hand-Spun, Kettle Dyed, Semi-Solid, Single Ply, Solid

Yarn Weight



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