Laurel by Jared Flood


August 2009
DK (11 wpi) ?
27.5 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches
in Laurel Chart pattern with Size A needle(s), unstretched after blocking
US 7 - 4.5 mm
US 5 - 3.75 mm
US 4 - 3.5 mm
170 yards (155 m)
Average Adult
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Pendant trios of bobbles framed in cable shields decorate this ornate hat. A ground of reverse stockinette throws the motifs into high relief and shows off Arbor’s capacity for rendering crisp stitchwork. Laurel is designed for a close fit; the elastic tubular cast-on and double-ribbed brim make it stretchy enough to fit most adult heads.


170 yards of DK weight yarn


2 skeins of Brooklyn Tweed Arbor (100% American Targhee Wool; 145 yards/50g)
Sample shown in Driftwood


27½ stitches & 32 rounds = 4″ in Laurel Chart pattern with Size A needle(s), unstretched after blocking
One 24-stitch repeat from chart measures approximately 3½” wide with Size A needle(s), after blocking


Size A (for Main Fabric)

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

Size B (for Ribbing)

One 16″ circular needle two sizes smaller than Size A
Suggested Size: 3¾ mm (US 5)

Size C (for optional Tubular Cast On only)

One 16″ circular needle one size smaller than Size B
Suggested Size: 3½ mm (US 4)

32” circular needle can be used instead of 16” circular and DPNs if using the Magic Loop method for working small circumferences in the round.

Finished Dimensions

18¼” (46.5 cm) circumference at brim; 21″ circumference at widest point
7¾” (19.5 cm) height

Tutorials for all special techniques listed below are included in the pattern:
2×2 Tubular Cast On (Circular Knitting; multiple of 4 stitches)

Skill Level

3 out of 5

Please note: the stitch patterns in this garment are charted only.

If you have purchased the Classic Elite Quick Knits book, you can find errata for that publication here: