Irving by Jared Flood


September 2011
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
18 stitches and 27 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette Stitch with Gauge Needle
US 8 - 5.0 mm
US 4 - 3.5 mm
120 - 140 yards (110 - 128 m)
21" circumference at widest point; 7½ (8¼, 9)" height from base of ribbing to top center of crown
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This relaxed-fitting beanie can be worked in three lengths to achieve a short, medium, or longer (slouchier) fit. The ribbed understructure of the cable pattern allows for a stretchy fabric that fits a wide range of adult head sizes. The simple cables flow directly out from the ribbing and then split into a rosette pattern when crown shaping begins. This classic cabled look suits both men and women and is great for all seasons.

Hat is worked in the round from the bottom up.

Approx. 120 (130, 140) yards of worsted weight wool yarn

1 skein of Brooklyn Tweed Shelter (all sizes)
Sample shown is Slouchy Version in Tent

18 stitches & 27 rounds = 4” in Stockinette Stitch with Gauge Needle
22 stitches & 27 rounds = 4” over Irving Cable Chart; blocked and unstretched

One 16” circular and one set of double-pointed needles (DPNs) in size needed to obtain gauges listed above
One 16” circular needle four sizes smaller than Gauge Needle for working ribbing
Suggested sizes: US 8/5 mm & US 4/3.5 mm

Short (Medium, Slouchy) Versions
To fit head sizes 20-24½“
Sizes change in length only, affecting silhouette for each version; circumference of each size is the same

Finished Dimensions
21” circumference at widest point; blocked and unstretched (all sizes)
7½ (8¼, 9)“ height from base of ribbing to top center of crown; blocked and unstretched

Skill Level
2 of 5

Please note: the stitch patterns used for this garment include written as well as charted instructions.

A Japanese Translation is available: click on the pattern download button on the top right of this page and you will have the option of downloading an alternative Japanese Version
Translated by Meri Tanaka