Artwork by Leonie Connellan.

Leonie Connellan is a print-based artist from Melbourne, Australia. Her current work explores the relationship between the physical sciences of the universe and how we find our place in it through storytelling — the interweaving of fact and fiction to create a comprehensive understanding of the whole. She explores the role of the night sky in storytelling, and how we use the latter to build on the knowledge of our existence, with the ultimate goal of instilling a sense of scientific understanding, wonder and curiosity about the structure of the universe and our place in it.

That Chocolate's Gone Straight To Your Ribs

Hat pattern



MC: 8 ply wool yarn (DK weight) in chocolate brown — 75g (I used about 3/4 of a 100g ball from Yarn Barn)

CC: 8 ply / DK weight yarn in a contrasting colour (you will only use a fraction of this)

1 set 4mm DPNs

1 40cm 4mm circular needle

Stitch marker

Yarn needle


20st=10cm in StSt when knit in round

Pattern notes:

Suits average sized adult head (The model's head is 60cm around)


CO 100 sts on circular needle in MC. PM at beg of round.

(K4, P2, K2, P2) around.

Continue in pattern for 5 more rounds.

Switch to CC, continue in pattern for 3 rounds. (When changing colours, carry the colour you are not using loosely behind the work, twisting it with the colour you are using every second round.)

Switch to MC, continue in pattern for 3 rounds.

Switch to CC, continue in pattern for 6 rounds, then cut CC leaving a 15cm tail to weave in later.

Switch to MC and continue in pattern for approximately 20cm (you can end a few cm earlier if you want a shorter hat.)

Next round (knit onto DPNs — 3 pattern repeats on 1st needle, 4 on 2nd, 3 on 3rd) — (K2tog, K2, P2, K2, P2) around

Next round — (K3, P2, K2, P2) around

Next round — (K1, K2tog, P2, K2, P2) around

Next round — (K2, P2, K2, P2) around

Next round — (K2, P2tog, K2, P2tog) around

Next round — (K2, P1, K2, P1) around

Next round — (K2tog, P1, K2tog, P1) around

Next round — (K1, P1, K1, P1) around

Next round — K2tog around

Next round — knit

Next round — K2tog around

Cut yarn leaving a 15cm tail. Thread tail through yarn needle, slip remaining stitches onto it, then pull tightly. Weave in ends.

All work on CrumpArt is listed under a Creative Commons licence by Leonie Connellan, unless otherwise stated.