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Knitting pattern – Hat and cowl Lopta


Lopta is a hat and a matching cowl with nice cables and bobbles to protect you from the winter cold.

Lopta I available in 4 sizes, so it is perfect for warming the whole family.

You can even knit a men’s version by knitting the cable without the bobbles.

Materials :

  • Hat: about 82 (98, 125, 148) yrds/75 (90, 115, 135) m. of aran weight yarn
  • Cowl: about about 71 (98, 164, 182) yrds/65 (90, 150, 166) m. of aran weight yarn
  • 5mm (US8) circular needle or size to obtain gauge.
  • 4,5mm (US3) circular needle.
  • 1 cable needle.
  • 1 marker.
  • 1 pompon.

Gauge : 16 sts x 23 rs = 4”x 4” in stockinette stitch and 5 (US8) needles

Size :

Hat: toddler: circumference 15.5 “/39 cm, lenght 7.25″/18 cm.
Child: circumference 17.5″/44 cm, lenght 7.75″/19,5 cm.
Adult M: circumference 19.5″/49 cm, lenght 8.75″/22 cm.
Adult L: circumference 21.5″/54 cm, lenght 9.25″/23 cm.

Cowl: toddler: circumference 18.75″/47 cm, lenght 5.25″/13 cm.
Child: circumference 20.75″/52 cm, lenght 6.75″/17 cm.
Adult M: circumference 23.25″/58 cm, lenght 10.5″/26 cm.
Adult L: circumference 25.5″/64 cm, lenght 10.5″/26 cm.

The hat and the cowl on the photos were knitted with Graine de Laine, Mélisse Aran.


Intermediate **


Cable, Rib, Stockinette stitch



Below are the first indications for you to knit Lopta. For detailed explanations, you can purchase the Lopta knitting pattern.

You do not buy the knitted product but the file containing the explanations to allow you to knit it yourself.

You will then receive a link to download 4 files: 2 in english and 2 in french. In each language, there is one file optimized for use on phone and tablet and another for paper printing.
The file contains detailed written explanations and diagrams.