PatchRib Hat by Jennifer Dassau

PatchRib Hat

December 2022
Aran (8 wpi) ?
12 stitches and 34 rows = 4 inches
in Fisherman's rib
US 7 - 4.5 mm
140 - 170 yards (128 - 155 m)
S (M, L, XL)
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Choose the PatchRib Set ebook, and make the matching collection of scarf, hat and infinity loop.

Accessorize with this slouchy topper, worked in Fisherman’s rib with two colors that swap places partway through. Fold up the brim, or wear it long and loose; the fully reversible construction means you’ve got two new hats!

Construction: Worked in the round from the bottom up, the PatchRib Hat is cast on using the tubular method with MC for a smooth, infinity edge, then continued with the addition of CC for the Fisherman’s rib colorwork, which is worked using just one color every round. At every color change, make sure to bring the new color from under the color used in the previous round.

Techniques & Skills Used: tubular CO, knit/purl, working into the stitch below, decreasing, working in the round, optional pompom. This pattern contains written instructions, with links to my tutorials for the tubular CO and working into the stitch below.

Size: S (M, L, XL) to fit approximately 20 (22, 24, 26)” head circumference; 16 (18, 20, 22)” brim circumference and 9.25 (10.75, 11.25, 12.25)” height, measured flat and unstretched. The Fishermen’s rib stitch is super stretchy; samples shown in size M.

Yarn: Lion Brand Yarns Heartland (100% acrylic; 251 yards/230m/142g), samples shown in MC Grand Canyon (beige) or Kobuk Valley (purple) with CC Voyageurs (light blue) or Yosemite (orange). 1 skein of each color, or approximately 70 (75, 80, 85) yards each for MC and CC of worsted weight wool yarn.

Other Materials: US 7 (4.5mm) 16” circular needle and dpns, or 32” circular needle for Magic Loop, or size to match gauge; US 5 (3.75mm) 16” circular needle for CO; Scrap yarn; Stitch markers (3); Yarn needle; optional pompom maker.

Gauge: 12 st and 34 rounds/4” in Fisherman’s rib st, lightly blocked.

Thank you to my lovely tech editor, Kate Vanover.