Sleepless by Mary Keenan


December 2011
Sport (12 wpi) ?
21 stitches and 26 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch
US 6 - 4.0 mm
140 - 150 yards (128 - 137 m)
Adult S, M, L
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This pattern is available for free.

Recently I woke in the night to find one half of my mind fretting over things I couldn’t change, and the other designing a hat that incorporated all my tossing and turning and trailing after the worrying part of my brain – plus a tidy way to incorporate crown decreases into a cable.

Sleepless is succinct in length, both to keep it from being pushed out of place by a coat collar and to ensure it’s a quick, giftable knit demanding just one 50g ball of yarn. If yardage is not a problem and you wish to make it longer, simply add repeats of Band rounds 1 and 2 (gaining approximately a quarter inch each time) and/or Body rounds 1 to 8 (gaining approximately an inch each time.)