Ravensfoot by Leila Raven


March 2012
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
6 stitches and 12 rows = 1 inch
in charted Ravensfoot pattern
US 4 - 3.5 mm
US 2 - 2.75 mm
230 yards (210 m)
To fit head sizes 19½" to 24" comfortably; slouchy fit
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This hat features a textural lace fabric, a slouchy sillhouette and an intermittent cabled rib adorning the band. The pattern for the main portion of the hat changes its total stitch count as it is worked, which contributes to the overall texture. When measuring your gauge, it is easiest to measure in “Ravenfoot” motifs (four stitches wide on Rows 5 and 11 of chart), rather than individual stitches.


Hat is worked in the round from brim to crown.


Approximately 230 yards of fingering-weight wool yarn


1 skein of Brooklyn Tweed Loft (100% American Targhee-Columbia Wool; 275 yards/50g)
Photographed in Hayloft


Ravensfoot Texture Pattern: 6 stitches and 12 rows = 1” in charted pattern with Gauge Needle, unblocked (three 4-stitch “Ravensfoot” motifs to 2”, at Row 5 or 11)
5¾ stitches and 10 rows = 1” in charted pattern with Gauge Needle, blocked and unstretched
Ribbing: 6½ stitches = 1” over patterned ribbing with Ribbing Needle, blocked and unstretched


Gauge Needle: One 16” circular and one set of DPNs in size needed to obtain Gauge listed for charted pattern; suggested US 4 (3½ mm)
Ribbing Needle: One 16” circular in size needed to obtain gauge for ribbing. Sample used a needle two sizes smaller than Gauge Needle; suggested US 2 (2¾ mm)


To fit head sizes 19½“ to 24” comfortably; slouchy fit

Finished Dimensions

19½“ circumference at brim, unstretched; 22½” circumference at widest point, unstretched; 9¼“ height from base of brim to top of crown

Skill Level

3 out of 5

Please note: the stitch patterns used for this garment include written as well as charted instructions.