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Bothy Hat

A classic 2x2 ribbed beanie knit from the bottom up
This hat is about to become your head's best friend, a beautiful watch-cap style beanie with a stretchy, flexible rib that is a timeless piece for any winter wardrobe.

Braving the Elements


Skills for knitting this project

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48 sts and 40 rnds = 4” / 10cm in unstretched 2x2 rib in the round. 6 knit stitches visible per 1” / 2.5cm of unstretched 2x2 rib.


4 sizes from toddler to adult extra large

Shown in child, adult small–medium (modelled images), and adult large – x-large.



Child: Stylecraft Recreate DK (40% Wool, 30% Acrylic, 30% Polyester (all recycled), 382 yds / 350m, 100g) in Sky.
Adult small – medium:West Yorkshire Spinners The Croft DK (100% wool, 246 yds / 225m, 100g) in challister.
Adult large – x-large: James C Brett Second Chance DK (100% recycled acrylic, 306 yds / 280m, 100g) in Eucalyptus SC06

Needles and notions

US 3 / 3.25mm 16” / 40cm circular and/or dpns or circulars for your preferred method of working small circumferences in the round.

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