Sly twisted-stitch patterning creates a subtle optical illusion in this simple slouch Hat with a split brim to pull low and keep your ears warm. Available either as a single pattern or as part of the Painted Woolly Toppers collection.


Hat Description

Risalire is a slouchy Hat with a split brim shaped with short rows that is worn with the split at the back. The body features a stepped pattern of short columns of slipped stitches that travel all the way around the body. The whole Hat is worked in garter stitch and the crown is gently gathered.


Pattern Details


270 [322, 380] yd/247 [295, 348] m
4ply/Sock weight, single or plied yarn; solid, semi-solid or variegated yarns.

Needles & Notions

Set 2.25mm/UK13/US1 & 2.5mm/UK–/US1½ DPNS/Circular or size needed to obtain gauge
2.25mm crochet hook
Stitch marker as necessary
Tapestry needle

Sample Details

Shown in Koigu KPPPM [175yd/160m per 50g; 100% Merino]
Shown in size 21.5in/54.5cm on model with 22in/56cm circumference head

Alternative Yarns

Colinette Jitterbug [400yd/366m per 150g; 100% Merino]


29 sts x 46 rows to 4in/10cm on 2.25mm needles over Stocking St.
28 sts x 60 rows to 4in/10cm on 2.25mm needles over Garter St.


To fit size: 19 [21.5, 23.5] in/48.25 [54.5, 59.75] cm
Finished size: 16 [18.25, 20.5] in/40.75 [46.25, 52] 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.

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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

  • Risalire Hat knitting pattern
  • Designer: Woolly Wormhead
  • Technical Editing: Heather Murray
  • Translation: Šárka Dvořáčková (CZ); Alessia Càmpera (IT)
  • ISBN: 978-9916-692-63-9
  • Copyright Date: 2015
  • Last Revision: February 2024
  • File Name: WW258KRisalire
  • PDF File Size: 1.76MB; 150dpi

Additional information


Colour Blind Friendly


Bottom-up, In The Round, Worked Flat




Woolly Wormhead

Instructions Type

Written and Fully Charted




English, čeština, Italiano

Product Type

Single Pattern


Child/Teen (19 to 20in), Adult (21 to 22in), L Adult (23 to 24in)

Stitch Pattern

Twisted Stitches

Stitch Technique

Short Rows, Slipped Stitches

Yarn Type

Dip-Dyed, Gradient, Hand-Spun, Kettle Dyed, Self-Striping, Semi-Solid, Single Ply, Solid, Space-Dyed, Variegated

Yarn Weight



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