Patagonian hat pattern?

Hi, guys,

Thinking about making a hood or hat in the Patagonian style. (Sorry, best words for what I have in mind.) Just a close-fitting hood with long strings that tie under the chin. Anyone have a pattern? I haven't been able to find one on the net and not sure where to start with the design. Any ideas? Anyone?

Have fun, 


Yes, that's exactly what I am looking for, Lars. Thanks for the name for the pattern.

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I did a search for "chullo hat pattern" and came up with the following:

This is a .pdf version of an Interweave Knits article from a few years ago that has various designs: 

And this is a pattern adapted from another Peruvian hat design (no earflaps) that's really neat (It could probably be adapted with ear flaps): 

My partner also has a copy of "Andean Folk Knitting" which has a few patterns and lots of photos of different styles and designs. I think it's kind of hard to come by, as it's out of print, but if you want to sort out a pattern of your own or are interested in traditional patterning, then it might be a resource worth looking for. 

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That gives me a great set of patterns to start with and adapt. Thanks, Mel. I will post the finished result as soon as I get it done.