Delano Peak Hat


Delano Peak Hat is inspired by Delano Peak, the highest point in Utah’s Tushar mountain range. Easy stranded work in the hat’s body creates an eye-catching mountain-peak design. Charts are provided for a fun color-work design, and written instructions are provided for the brim and crown shaping.The design includes 3 adult sizes and is topped off with a pom pom.

Two different colors of yarn are used to create the mountain peak color-work design. Each color requires no more than 137 yds (125 m) of sport weight yarn to complete the project.

This is my first self published design and you can purchase it in several places, just click on the links below and they’ll take you a purchasing page:

If you have never tried stranded knitting this is the perfect project to gain some experience. I found it to be so much fun, that I now have an itch to design more with stranded-knitting patterns!

The chart provides three sizes for the mountain peak design, so this pattern will give you several sizing options to choose from. Delano Peak Hat can be made for either men or women, so you can make any size to fit the ones you love (perfect for gift giving season).  And I love designing with more than one color, because you can customize your project to make it that much more unique to you!

If you purchase the hat through Knit Picks you can buy the suggested yarn with the pattern for $8.37 (without tax/shipping)! You’ll just need 2 skeins of Knit Picks Wool of the Andes Sport. Knit Picks makes it super convenient, which is why I love working with their Independent Designer Partnership. And you’ll have a beautiful and affordable handmade hat when you’re finished!

Finished Measurements & Size

  • Three adult sizes: small, medium and large
  • Circumference: 18.25 (19.25, 20.25)” 46.5 (49, 51.5) cm
  • Height: 8 (8.75, 9.5)” 20.5 (21, 24) cm, excluding pom pom


  • Knit Picks Wool of the Andes Sport (1.76 oz/50 g, 137 yd/125 m, 100% Peruvian Highland Wool), 1(1,1) skein sport weight yarn, Baltic Heather (MC); 1 (1, 1) skein Oyster Heather (CC)
  • US size 4 3.5 mm 16” 40 cm circ needle or size to obtain gauge
  • US size 4 3.5 mm dpns (set of 4-5)
  • US size 2 2.75 mm 16” 40 cm circ needle or 2 sizes smaller than the larger needle
  • 9 Stitch markers – 8 in one color, and 1 in an alternate color to mark the beginning of the rnd
  • Yarn needle
  • 2 1⁄2” pom pom maker


  • 26 stitches and 34 rows = 4 inches in Stockinette stitch

Skills needed

  • Basic knitting skills
  • Knitting in the round
  • Stranded knitting (see below for helpful resources)
  • Understanding of increasing/decreasing
  • Use of pom-pom maker (see below for helpful resources)

Resources for the techniques used in this design

  • Stranded knitting:
  • Pom-pom making:
    • Commercial pom-pom maker – Last year I bit the bullet and bought a commercial pom-pom maker, and I LOVE IT!  It is by far my favorite crafting tool that I have in my tool kit.  Knit Picks has a wonderful video tutorial (click here) that explains how to use the Clover Pom-Pom maker.
    • DIY pom-pom


Thanks goes to…

  • Much appreciation to Knit Picks for choosing this design for their Independent Designer Program (IDP) and for providing yarn support for this project.
  • Penny Shima Glanz for her amazing technical editing skills. This project is much better because of her.
  • To my wonderful test knitters who had so many wonderful ideas and suggestions to make this a better pattern. If you are interested in joining my test knitting group, please click here for more information.
  • Photography thanks to my dear friend Wendee.

I would love to see your finished Delano Peak Hats on Instagram and Twitter, so please tag it with #DelanoPeakHat and #NikkiWagnerKnits. Please also share your progress and finished projects on Ravelry, I knit under the name NikWagner! And click here to find the Ravelry page for this pattern here. Happy Knitting, friends!