Featuring an unusual construction, this Hat starts as a series of panels which are later joined with a 3-needle Bind-off. Previously published in the book ‘Brave New Knits’, this sideways knit Hat is now available to purchase individually.


Hat Description

Lenina is a cabled Hat worked sideways, which means that the cables run horizontally around the Hat. Each panel is worked separately and joined, creating architectural lines that punctuate the cables, reaching from the brim to the crown. Due to the short row shaping there’s a gentle swirl at the crown where the panel seams meet.


Pattern Details


154 [191, 232] yd/142 [176, 213] m
Worsted weight, single or plied yarn; solid or semi-solid yarns.

Needles & Notions

Pair 4.5mm/UK7/US7 straight needles or size needed to obtain gauge
4.5mm crochet hook
Approx. 16yd/15m waste yarn
Stitch holders as necessary
Tapestry needle

Sample Details

Shown in Malabrigo Merino Worsted [216yd/198m per 100g; 100% Merino]
Shown in size 21in/53cm on model with 22.5in/57.25cm circumference head


17 sts x 26 rows to 4in/10cm on 4.5mm needles over Stocking St.
22 sts x 29 rows to 4in/10cm on 4.5mm needles over cable stitch pattern


To fit size: 18 [21, 23] in/45.5 [53, 58.5] cm
Finished size: 15.75 [18.25, 21] in/40 [46.5, 53.5] cm

Pattern Notes

Fit is determined by row gauge – adjust your gauge to achieve the desired size. Points of adjustment are marked on the chart should you wish to make alterations to the depth.

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

  • Lenina beanie knitting pattern
  • Designer: Woolly Wormhead
  • Technical Editing: Heather Murray, Tana Pageler
  • Translation: Šárka Dvořáčková (CZ); Alessia Càmpera (IT)
  • ISBN: 978-9916-693-11-7
  • Copyright Date: 2009
  • Last Revision: February 2024
  • File Name: WW085KLenina
  • PDF File Size: 1.36MB; 150dpi

Additional information


Colour Blind Friendly


Sideways, Worked Flat




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)

Stitch Pattern


Stitch Technique

Short Rows, Slipped Stitches

Yarn Type

Hand-Spun, Kettle Dyed, Self-Striping, Single Ply, Solid

Yarn Weight



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