Toasty Massam is a classic ski hat that’s ready for your wintry outdoor adventures – complete with a big fluffy pompom on top. The cable design makes it perfect fireplace knitting: it’s simple yet engaging, and easily memo- rized. Yarn spun from the Massam sheep is soft and silky, giving this hat a beautiful fuzzy halo and lots of warmth.
This pattern was originally designed as part of The Knitting Boutique’s Rare Breeds Club.
Brim Circumference: 18.25 in/46.5 cm
To fit head circumference: 17 – 22 in/43 – 56 cm Shown on 20.5 in/52 cm head
300 yd/275 m fingering weight yarn
Shown in The Knitting Boutique Massam (100% Massam Wool; 300 yd/275 m per 125 g skein)
Gauge measurement should be taken after blocking.
26 sts/40 rnds = 4 in/10 cm in 1x1 rib using smaller needle
28 sts/29 rnds = 4 in/10 cm in cable pattern using larger needle
Needles & Notions
Needle Sizes are recommendations only. Always use needle size necessary to obtain gauge.
2 US #3/3.25 mm 16 in/40 cm circular needles
US #5/3.75 mm 16 in/40 cm circular needle
US #5/3.75 mm needles for small circumference circular knitting (set dpns, long circular for magic loop, or two circular needles)
size D/3.25 mm crochet hook tapestry needle
provisional cast on, working cables from written or charted instructions