Hickory Cap by Veronik Avery

Hickory Cap

January 2014
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch with Size A needles, after blocking
US 7 - 4.5 mm
US 6 - 4.0 mm
160 yards (146 m)
22" circumference; 9¼" height
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The architectural pillbox style is equally at home in the country or the city, and the dense, nautical cables and folded brim of the Hickory Cap provide exceptional warmth and style. The cabled band is worked sideways and grafted closed; stitches are picked up along the edge to work circular stockinette and a jaunty nubbin of I-cord anchors the crown. The twisted-rib brim is worked from the lower edge of the cabled band. Knit this hat in a quiet, woodsy neutral to wear with everything; choose a jewel tone to enliven your winter wardrobe.


  • Cabled band is worked flat and joined at center back.
  • Crown is then picked up from one edge of band and worked circularly.
  • Ribbed band is picked up from opposing edge of band and worked circularly before working a tubular bind off.

160 yards of worsted weight wool yarn

2 skeins of Brooklyn Tweed Shelter (100% American Targhee-Columbia wool; 140 yards/50g)

Photographed in color Nest

20 stitches & 28 rows = 4” over stockinette stitch with Size A needle(s), after blocking

Size A (for Band and Crown):
One 16” circular needle and one set of double-pointed needles (DPNs) in size needed to obtain gauge listed
Suggested Size: 4½ mm (US 7)

Size B (for Ribbing):
One 16” circular needle one size smaller than Size A
Suggested Size: 4 mm (US 6)

22” circumference; 9¼“ height
Measurements taken from relaxed fabric after blocking

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