Cream by Thea Colman


August 2013
Sport (12 wpi) ?
5.5 stitches and 8 rows = 1 inch
in stockinette
US 3 - 3.25 mm
US 4 - 3.5 mm
150 - 175 yards (137 - 160 m)
to fit around a 20" head. Ribbing is 18" around, hat is 8" deep.
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Now available as an individual pattern OR as part of the “With A Splash Of” collection.

With Cream, I wanted to take the basic ribbed hat the Ali McGraw wore in the 1970s and give it a more feminine, modern spin. It’s an update on the basic fisherman-wool ribbed/cabled cap.

I picked Plucky’s Primo Sport - which is a delicate, soft merino, and used Milkmaid, a subtle cream shade with hints of yellow as a nod to the traditional fisherman yarn off white that was in my mind when I thought this one up.

And then I played with ribs and lace until I found this - a lovely off-kilter lace pattern that reminds me of ribbing but is much more interesting, and naturally leads into a beautiful crown decrease.

If you want to play with width or depth on this hat, you can, and instructions are in the pattern.

Color: Milkmaid