A ribbed and cabled beanie with a brim that can be worked deep enough to fold over and pull down over your ears or left shorter for a cleaner look.Pdf pattern download
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Worsted weight yarn with good loft and a woolly texture. Shown in Brooklyn Tweed Shelter (100% Wool, 140yds / 128m, 1.76oz / 50g)
23 sts and 34 rows = 4”/ 10 cm in 2x2 rib
Size US 5 / 3.75mm 16” / 40cm circular and dpns or preferred needles for working small circumferences in the rnd.
small [small folded, medium, medium folded, large, large folded] Finished circumference: 16 1/2[19 1/2, 22 1/2]” / 42[49, 56]cm. Finished length: 7 1/2[10, 8, 11, 9, 12]” / 18[26, 20, 27, 22, 30]cm
Cables grow out of the ribbing with a simple cross that travels across the rib to form four bold triangles around the hat. Shaping is worked neatly into the pattern with pairs of ribs and rope cables coming together at the crown. Add a pom-pom to up the cute factor or leave it off to highlight the architectural lines of the crown.
Three sizes are provided and each is charted separately for a user friendly knitting experience. For a close fit choose a size with approx 2" / 5cm of negative ease and for a slouchier fit choose a size with closer to zero ease. Measure gauge after blocking but without stretching ribbing out. In the yarn shown the rib will lie flat with the purl columns fully visible.
Pom-pom maker or card
Worsted weight yarn with good loft and a woolly texture, woollen spun wool or wool blends are ideal. A smoother yarn could be used for a crisper texture.
Shown in Brooklyn Tweed Shelter (100% Wool, 140yds / 128m, 1.76oz / 50g) in Cinnebar (additional photos in Sweatshirt).
105[150, 135, 185, 175, 230]yds / 90[130, 120, 165, 155, 205]m
Yarn quantities include padding to account for differences between knitters but do not include yarn for swatching or a pom-pom. My pom-pom used approx 60 yds.
- Technique Thursday - Making Pom-Poms