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.
If you are looking for a gift for the adventurous souls in your life, you can call off the search with the Bothy Hat. The ideal headgear for braving the outdoors, it features neat cable decreases that lend the finished knit its classic look – learn this beautifully polished method of shaping ribbing. Meanwhile, the folded brim will keep their ears warm and adds a touch of laid back flair to the design.
This is a project that is perfect for a knitter at any stage of experience. Available in four sizes from toddler to extra large adult and knit from the bottom up. Use double knitting weight yarn to create a tight gauge and guarantee simultaneous wind-proofing and cosiness. The adult sizes feature classic shaping in 4 ‘compass point’ lines. On the smaller sizes decreases are worked in three pairs to allow for enough cable decrease rounds to really show the detail.
Bothies are found all over Scotland and are often used as refuges for walkers and mountaineers. Many are free of charge to stay in and provide a safe space from the elements, where any traveller can stop for the night, fostering an exchange of stories and information about the paths ahead. Ysolda created the Bothy Hat, inspired by the way these dwellings have become places of reciprocity and connection. And of course, for those who enjoy a hike in any conditions, a windproof hat is essential wear!
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.
Pdf file versions
Our patterns are thoroughly checked and tested but occasionally errors do slip through. These are updated in the patterns as soon as possible, and we also issue periodic updates to clarify directions, extend size ranges, or add more inclusive pattern formats.
If it's been a while since you purchased this pattern please double check that your file names match the following before casting on:
Bothy Hat v1.1
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