Another New Hat Pattern: Murakami

If you’re a fan of the magical realism genre in literature (and art), then you are likely no stranger to the works of Haruki Murakami. Born in Kyoto, Japan, Murakami constructs mostly first-person narratives whose   characters inhabit an ordinary Japanese world bombarded with elements of fantasy. If I were stranded on an island and had to pick just one author whose works would entertain me for the rest of my life, I would choose Haruki Murakami.

For me this cable design stirs up images from Murakami’s mesmerizing novels, many of which I have read repeatedly. Born out of a 2×2 brim, the cables take both expected and unexpected paths for a dreamlike—dare we say magical—effect. Murakami is worked in the round, and the pattern includes both chart and written instructions.

For this pattern I used OntheRound Everyday Fingering in the beautiful colorway “Eclipse,” a silvery gray with bits of olive. Through Instagram, I have come to know Rachel Jones of OntheRound fairly well. Always a friendly face, Rachel is incredibly hardworking, and I admire her deeply. What’s more, her yarn is super gorgeous and almost always readily available on her website, so that’s a huge plus for me!

I hope you enjoy knitting this intricate cable pattern as much as I enjoyed designing it!

To purchase Murakami from my Ravelry store, click here.

2 Comments Add yours

  1. Kugu Alper says:

    This is a beautiful hat. I want to purchase the pattern but is Ravelry the only site I can purchase? Ravelry does not accept credit cards they only accept Paypal and Paypal is not available in Turkey. If there is any other way can you let me know. Thanks and best regards.

    1. I will email you…

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