Worsted weight yarn in 1 or 2 colours (in equal amounts). Shown in A Verb for Keeping Warm Slick (75% superwash bfl wool, 25% silk, 240yds / 220m, 4oz / 113g) Solid version and CC for striped version - Indigo Blue Sky, MC for striped version - Supernova.

Short version - approx 110[130, 150, 170] yds / 100[120, 135, 155]m

Long version - approx 140[160, 180, 205] yds / 125[145, 165, 190]m

Needles and notions

US 6 / 4mm 16˝ / 40cm circular and dpns or long circular(s) for preferred method of working small circumferences in the rnd.

Stitch markers, cable needle.


20 sts and 28 rnds = 4˝ / 10cm in twisted rib pattern.

Work swatch in the rnd in a basic twisted rib pattern: even rows: (p5, k1tbl, p2, k1tbl, p5); odd rows: (p5, sl1, p2, sl1, p5)


Finished circumference of approx 17[19½, 22½, 25]˝ / 41[48, 55, 61]cm. For a loose, slouchier fit, work the size closest to actual head measurement. For a snug fit, work the size approximately 2˝ smaller than actual head measurement: for example, for a snug hat on a 22˝ head work the size 19½˝. Shown in short 19½˝ and long 22½˝.

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Helpful links

Technique Thursday - Cabling without a cable needle