Asher is a fun, textured, slightly slouchy hat to keep you warm all winter. It is sized for children and adults, and suitable for men and women alike. Knit in aran weight yarn on larger needles, Asher works up quickly. With a pattern that looks complex, but is easy to memorize, you’re sure to find yourself making several of these in different colors for the whole family.
The pattern is suitable for advanced beginner cable knitters. Please see specific required skills below. Instructions are both written and charted. The pattern has been professionally tech edited to reduce the possibility for error, but if you have questions or believe that you have found an error, please contact me.
knitting in the round
decreasing (ssk, k2tog, p2tog)
14½ (15½)” / 37 (39.5) cm circumference.
9¼ (9¼)” / 23.5 (23.5) cm high.
To fit child/small adult (average adult); 19-21 (21-22)” / 48.5-53 (53-56) cm head circumference.
Hat stretches significantly when worn.
1 skein The Plucky Knitter Primo Aran in “Flannel”; 200 yds / 183 m per 3.5 oz / 100 g; 75% merino wool / 20% cashmere, 5% nylon.
Hat requires approximately 190 (200) yds / 174 (183) m aran weight yarn.
needles & notions
US 8 (5.0 mm) circular needles, 16” / 40 cm in length for main hat.
US 7 (4.5 mm) circular needles, 16” / 40 cm in length for ribbing.
US 7 (4.5 mm) DPNs for crown.
OR size necessary to make gauge.
5 stitch markers, 1 in main color, 4 in a contrasting color
Gauge is taken over pattern stitch. Yarn with a recommended gauge of 16 sts = 4”/10 cm is suitable.
One repeat of cable pattern (17 sts, 12 rnds) is 2¾” / 7 cm wide and 1¾”/ 4.5 cm tall using US 8 (5.0 mm) needles, lightly blocked.
21 sts, 32 rnds equal 4” / 10 cm in cartridge rib using US 7 (4.5 mm) needles, lightly blocked.
The hat is worked in the round from the bottom up.