A simple and versatile marled cap in Shelter makes a quick gift knit or instantly adds a new dimension to your cold-weather wardrobe. This unisex hat can be worked to beanie length or extended as a watch cap — wear it with a folded brim or with slouchy insouciance as whim dictates. Mawson’s fabric of single rib begins with a 1x1 Ribbed Cable Cast On, which mimics the look of a tubular cast-on without the extra effort. Clever double decreases at the crown make the hat completely reversible.
Pattern includes both charted and written instructions.
140 (170) yards of worsted weight wool yarn
1 (2) skeins Brooklyn Tweed Shelter (100% American Targhee-Columbia wool; 145 yards/50g)
Photographed in color Newsprint (beanie) and Narwhal (watch cap)
25 stitches & 34 rounds = 4” in Ribbing with gauge needle(s), after blocking
One 16” circular needle and one set of double-pointed needles (DPNs) in size needed to obtain gauge listed
Suggested Size: 4 mm (US 6)
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.
19¼” 49cm circumference to comfortably fit average adult head sizes 20-24” 51-61cm; 8 (9½)” 20.5 (24) cm length
Tutorials for all special techniques listed below are included in the pattern:
1x1 Ribbed Cable Cast On
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