Sunday, February 12, 2017

DNA double helix knit hat

Hi everyone! This is a super short post that will be filled in at a later date. I wanted to share my pattern for the DNA double helix pattern. It is pretty much identical to the Resistor Hat pattern with a different colorwork pattern. Enjoy!

The link to the knitting pattern is here.

I hope to have a real knit hat to share with you within a day or so. :)

Update 2/12/17 in the evening - working on this now and not super happy with the base pairing - it makes the pattern look messy - I'd recommend leaving the base pairs out and just going with the backbone in the pattern.

Update 2/18/17 - the double helix pattern with base pairs is growing on me. I think I like it better than the double helix without basepairs. Waiting for a sunny day to get some better photos.
My prototype double helix hat and a double helix headband (without base pairs)


  1. Yesw, less crowded without the base pairs. Thank you for this inspiration. Knitters UNITE!

  2. This is great! Thanks for sharing!

  3. I've also found that when knitting with multicolored yarn ( RedHeart 'Gumdrop'), making a headband (cast on 20 stitches and knit with a #7 needle) that the splotches of color - yellow and pink) on the background turquoise, form a double helix as the knitting progresses, with a wavering line of purple which I tell myself is the strand of protein being assembled from the base code. pure serendipity