Maximus by Libby Jonson


February 2016
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
18 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches
in stocking stitch
US 7 - 4.5 mm
115 - 142 yards (105 - 130 m)
Child, Teen, Adult
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Maximus is a stylish hat for the warriors in your life.

Featuring a cable panel reminiscent of strong iron helmets worn during misty battles, Maximus is just the thing for frosty mornings and long runs on wild beaches.

With the simple two-by-two rib and oh-so-perfect curved shaping he’s a deliciously cosy and handsome hat that keeps the bravest of heads warm.

Knitted in worsted-weight yarn, Maximus knits up quickly and is perfect for knitters that love a few simple cables thrown in with a good dose of ribbing.

Pattern includes written and charted instructions.

To fit head sizes: small 19-20”/48-51 cm (medium 21-22”/53.5-56 cm, large 23-24”/58.5-61 cm).

Brim circumference 9.5 (12.5, 16)”/24 (32, 40) cm; blocked and unstretched.

Length from base of brim to top centre of crown 8”/20 cm.

18 sts and 28 rnds = 4”/10 cm with US 7/4.5 mm needle in stockinette stitch knitted in the round, after wet blocking.

1 rep of “cable panel” (chart 1) with US 7/4.5 mm needle = 43/8/11 cm wide (24 sts).

1 (1, 1) skein of Malabrigo Rios (100% superwash Merino; 210 yds/192 m per 100g skein) in colourway 043 “Plomo”
If substituting yarn: approx 115 (126, 142) yds/105 (115, 130) m of worsted-weight yarn.

US 7/4.5 mm circular needles 40 cm/16” long and US 7/4.5 mm needles for knitting smaller circumferences.

Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain gauge.

2 stitch markers & cable needle.

2 balls (see:

As with all Truly Myrtle designs, the pattern has been professionally edited and test knitted.