Fernie Hat by Kate Bostwick

Fernie Hat

October 2014
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 30 rows = 4 inches
in cable pattern
US 6 - 4.0 mm
US 8 - 5.0 mm
185 yards (169 m)
Adult—Finished circumference 22.75” [58 cm], length 9” [23cm]
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Note - This pattern is also available as part of the Powder Day e-book. You can find details about the e-book here.

If you’ve ever seen a Warren Miller movie or been to the ski hill on an epic powder day you have probably seen those hourglass tracks made by those lucky skiers that got out there when it was still fresh. I’ve created a cable that mimics those tracks, another one reminiscent of a lone downhiller “shreddin’ the gnar” as well as one of a skier who couldn’t be bothered to turn at all. I’ve gathered these cables together and smattered them all over some wintery patterns I’m calling the Powder Day Collection. Each pattern is named after one of my favourite powder day ski hills.

The Fernie Hat features the figure-eight cable on a reverse stockinette stitch background. It starts with a twisted rib brim, which evolves into a set of 6 cables that eventually taper to the top. It’s finished off with a funky pompom, as all hats should be!

Suggested Yarn
Manos del Uruguay Maxima (100% Merino; 218 yds 199 m/3.53 oz 100 g) Sample colourway M2336 Wetland; sample yardage 185 yds 165 m.

US# 8 5 mm or size needed to get gauge 16” 40 cm circular and DPNs
US# 6 4 mm or two sizes smaller than size needed to get gauge 16” 40 cm circular

Stitch marker, cable needle, tapestry needle

20 sts and 30 rounds/4” 10 cm, blocked, in cable pattern.

Adult—Finished circumference 22.75” 58 cm, length 9” 23cm. The hat is designed to be worn slouchy.

Skill Level
Intermediate - Requires ability to knit in the round, various decreases, cable work, and slipped sts.

Thank you again to Eleanor Dixon for wonderful Technical Editing and to the best group of testers I’ve ever had!
And a big thanks to my friend Tamara for being the most beautiful model.