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Porty Hat

Multi gauge top down 1x1 ribbed beanie
A classic brimmed watchcap in cosy 1x1 rib. The multi-gauge pattern is a perfect one-skein stash buster and includes 4 sizes from baby to adult xl. Best of all? There’s no swatching required.


Skills for knitting this project

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The Porty Hat is written for multiple gauges, you can start knitting the hat with whichever needle size feels comfortable for you for the yarn you are using.


Porty Hat includes 4 sizes and 7 gauges, so you can knit it with the yarn you prefer, to fit everyone. Because every size starts in exactly the same way you can skip swatching and measure gauge on your project.

baby (B) [kid (K), adult (A), adult large (AL)]
To fit head circumference: 16 [19, 22, 25]” / 40 [47.5, 55, 62.5]cm.
Total length: 7 [8 3/4, 10 3/4, 12 1/4]” / 17.5 [22, 27, 30.5]cm.
Length with brim folded up: 5 1/4 [6 3/4, 8 1/2, 9 3/4]” / 13 [17, 21.5, 24.5]cm.

Fingering: Garthenor Organic Preseli (100% wool, 1.76 oz / 50g, 219 yds / 200m) in Koi.
DK: Neighborhood Fiber Co Studio DK (100% Merino, 4 oz / 113g, 275 yds / 250m) in Charles Center.
Worsted: Neighborhood Fiber Co Studio Worsted (100% Merino, 4 oz / 113g, 200 yds / 183m) in Upton.
Chunky: De Rerum Natura Cyrano (100% Merino, 164 yds / 150m, 100g) in Plume.
Bulky: Lion Brand Hue + Me (80% acrylic, 20% wool, 4.41 oz / 125g, 137 yds / 125m) in Rose Water.



Fingering to bulky weight yarn.
Exact yardage will depend on size, gauge and yarn used. 100g of yarn is enough for any size, gauge and yarn combination. For DK-chunky weights you may need extra yarn to add a pom pom to the adult large size.

Needles and notions

The needle size that works best for your yarn will depend on your individual tension. The recommended needle size for the yarn is a good starting point.

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