Raindrops on Windows by Meridith Shepherd

Raindrops on Windows

May 2014
Sport (12 wpi) ?
25.5 stitches and 34 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette Stitch, blocked
US 5 - 3.75 mm
200 - 300 yards (183 - 274 m)
S (M, L) to fit 19 (20, 21)” / 48.5 (51, 53.5)cm head circumference with 1”/2.5 cm negative ease
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Everywhere I’ve lived, rain has played a major role in life, whether it was a drought in farm country, the nearly constant drizzle of the Pacific Northwest, or the magnificent thunderstorms of the midwest. Despite my location changes, I have always loved the lazy quality of a rainy day, and watching the raindrops make trails on the windows adds a simple joy to an afternoon spent with yarn and needles.

Raindrops on Windows is written in three sizes, measured at the cabled band. Stitches are then picked up from the edge of the band and worked up to the crown to create a comfy, slouchy hat with a texture reminiscent of raindrop trails on windows.
For those that don’t enjoy purling, this pattern includes alternate instructions for working the hat inside out, eliminating most of the purling required to work the hat body.
While this pattern is written in Sport weight yarn, the Raindrops on Windows hat can be worked at a variety of weights and gauges by making a few modifications to the pattern. With the included chart, experienced knitters should be able to work in any yarn they choose, from Fingering to Aran weight.


  • One Skein of The Plucky Knitter Traveler Sport: Shown in Message in a Bottle
  • US 5 (3.75 mm) 16” (40.5 cm) circular needle and DPNs
  • Stitch markers
  • Cable needle
  • Yarn needle
  • Crochet hook
  • Waste yarn

S (M, L) to fit 19 (20, 21)” / 48.5 (51, 53.5)cm head circumference with 1”/2.5 cm negative ease

Finished Size
18 (19, 20)” / 46 (48.5, 51)cm circumference, measured at the band

Skill Level
Intermediate. Requires cabling, kitchener stitch, picking up stitches and simple decreases.