Farwen by Theresa Schabes
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October 2013
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
24 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches
in farrow rib in worsted weight yarn
US 8 - 5.0 mm
US 5 - 3.75 mm
US 4 - 3.5 mm
US 2 - 2.75 mm
138 - 150 yards (126 - 137 m)
One size fits most adult and teens
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Farwen is a beaded, ribbed hat worked in the classic farrow rib pattern. The hat sports less than 50 beads – enough for drama, but not so many to be tiring. Use a single type of bead for a classic look, or a mix of beads to go eclectic. Farwen is knit flat and then seamed to simplify the knitting and maximize the knit stitches over the purl stitches.

This hat pattern is offered in two gauges of yarn – sport weight and worsted. The fit is very stretchy, and should fit most adult and teen heads.

Skills Needed to Successfully Complete This Pattern:
stretchy cast on, knit, purl, bead with a crochet hook, k2tog and ssk decreases, sew seam, weave in ends.

19”/48 cm around by 9½”/24 cm tall
Will stretch to fit most adults and teens.


Sport weight
Approximately 185 yds/170 m sport weight yarn
US Size 2 & 4/2.75 & 3.5 mm knitting needles
1 tube 6.0 mm seed beads
Size 1.25 mm crochet hook

Worsted weight
Approximately 140 yds/128 m worsted weight yarn
US size 5 & 8/3.75 & 5 mm knitting needles
1 tube 2/0 E beads
Size 1.5 mm crochet hook

Tapestry needle

GAUGE (on larger needles):
Sport weight
28 sts and 32 rows over 4” in farrow rib
22 sts and 32 rows over 4” in stockinette stitch
Worsted weight
24 sts and 28 rows over 4” in farrow rib
18 sts and 24 rows over 4” in stockinette stitch