Riding the Rails Ribbed Winter Hat by Brooke Cassell

Riding the Rails Ribbed Winter Hat

September 2016
Aran (8 wpi) ?
9 stitches and 4 rows = 2 inches
in Double Crochet
5.0 mm (H)
4.0 mm (G)
60 - 110 yards (55 - 101 m)
Adult Large/Slouchy, Adult Fitted/Teen, Child, Baby
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I call this hat, and its companion scarf “Riding the Rails” Ribbed Infinity Scarf and fingerless gloves Riding the Rails Ribbed Fingerless Mitts, “Riding the Rails” because this light and stretchy beanie-style hat is perfect to toss on for a walk along the train tracks just as the stars are coming out on a clear, chilly evening.

This pattern is for a lightweight but warm beanie / toque. It is designed to work perfectly with Lion Brand Wool-Ease worsted-weight yarn, but you can also use your favorite worsted-weight yarn.

Difficulty Level: Advanced Beginner/Intermediate

Time to Complete: 1 - 5 hours

Yarn needed: 1 skein of Lion Brand Wool-Ease worsted-weight is enough for a hat + pom-pom. 60 - 130 yards + about 50 yards for pom-pom.

A customer recently alerted me to Caron Cupcakes Yarn, which makes for a colorful version and even comes with it’s own matching pompom!

Hook sizes: H8/5.00mm and G6/4.00mm or other size to obtain gauge

Stitches Used: Chain, Slip Stitch, Single Crochet, Double Crochet

Special Stitches: a special invisible joining technique creates a subtle, straight seam. A photo tutorial for the invisible join is included.

Circumference Sizes: Adult Large/Slouchy (19”), Adult Fitted/Teen (17”), Child (16”), Baby (15”)