Ariella Alpaca Hat

Read about the memorable visit that inspired this one-of-a-kind winter hat made with Tunisian simple stitch and single crochet worked in the round. Step-by-step instructions with color photos show you how--even if you've never tried Tunisian before. It's as fun to make as it is to wear!


You'll need two kinds of hooks for this project:

  • Size K standard crochet hook

  • Size L double-ended Tunisian hook

You also need two kinds of yarn:

  • A smooth, worsted weight yarn for the crown

  • A textured novelty yarn for the sides


The alpaca yarns I used from Alpaca Meadows Farm create an exceptionally soft, warm, and wonderfully textured hat.  

The Hand-spun Suri Art Yarn creates the color and texture for the sides, I used Lopi Light yarn for the crown.



36 yards Hand-Spun Suri Art Yarn from Alpaca Meadows Farm

1 skein (115 yards) Lopi Lite Yarn from Alpaca Meadows Farm



Women's adult


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Pattern & Story


An ideal first Tunisian project using luxurious handspun alpaca yarn
Ariella Alpaca Hat
Hand-Spun Alpaca Novelty Yarn
Story and Instructions
Step by Step Instructions
Ariella Alpaca Hat
Ariella Alpaca Hat