Bandwidth by Stephen West


February 2011
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
14 stitches and 22 rows = 4 inches
in 1x1 ribbing (unstretched)
US 8 - 5.0 mm
One Size, different sizes can easily be achieved by choosing a different yarn weight (DK or Aran) and/or needle size.
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One-by-one ribbing is worked with increases and decreases to create the brim’s unique shape. The brim begins with fewer stitches in back and then reaches its widest point at the front, resulting in a flattering shape. A contrasting color features the simple textured pattern accented by an asymmetrical cable.

Finished Measurements
19″ / 48cm brim circumference. Measurements taken after blocking.
Hat is designed to fit an average 21-24″ / 53-61cm head circumference. Different sizes can easily be achieved by altering needle size and/or yarn weight.

Worsted weight

Color A - 50 yds / 46m
Color B - 85 yds / 78m

Shown in
Madelinetosh Vintage (100% Superwash Merino Wool; 200yds / 183m per 110g skein)
Color A - Mare
Color B - Vintage Frame

24” US 8 / 5mm circular, 1 set US 8 / 5mm DPNs

1 split ring marker, 8 stitch markers, tapestry needle

14 sts and 22 rows = 4” / 10cm in 1x1 rib (unstretched)

In the second column of brim instructions, ‘repeat last 4 rows 9 more times’ should read ‘repeat last 4 rows 7 more times, ending with Row 4 (RS). 13 sts.

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