Brae by Melissa Thomson


October 2014
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
18 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch, lightly blocked
US 6 - 4.0 mm
US 7 - 4.5 mm
200 yards (183 m)
one size, to fit average adult head sizes 21-23"
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This pattern is part of the Sweet Fiber Accessories e-book.


Inspired by the island of the same name, Brae features two intuitive cable motifs that arise seamlessly from the ribbed brim. Increases are made after the ribbing is complete to create a fuller, slouchier hat without compromising the snug fit of the brim.

One size
To fit an average adult head
(53-58 cm / 21-23” circumference)

Finished Measurements
42 cm / 16 1/2” around x 23 cm / 9” tall

1 skein of Sweet Fiber Cashmerino Worsted (180m/200y per 115g skein). Shown in Marshland.

4mm / US #6 16” circular needle
4.5mm / US #7 16” circular needle
4.5mm / US #7 dpns
or sizes needed to obtain gauge

Swatches should be made in the round, using larger needles.
18 sts and 28 rows over 10cm/4” in stockinette stitch using larger needles, blocked.

darning needle
stitch marker

This pattern is both written and charted.