Stossel by Karen Crittenden


May 2015
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
3 esc stitches = 1 in / 2.5 cm 2x2 cable (4 stitches) = 1 in / 2.5 cm
6.0 mm (J)
5.5 mm (I)
240 yards (219 m)
One size
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Stossel is a unisex cabled beanie constructed from the top down. It uses extended single crochet stitches between a traditional 2x2 cable and is finished with a post stitch ribbed brim. The hat progresses in a spiral and is not joined between rounds. To keep track of rounds, place a removable stitch marker in the last stitch of the round. The beanie is crocheted for 6 in / 15 cm before starting the 2 in / 5 cm brim. To make a slouchy hat, crochet for 8.5 in / 22 cm before starting the brim. The brim can be lengthened or shortened depending on your style preference.

Shown in Quince & Co. Owl or Owl Tweet (50% wool, 50% alpaca, 120 yd / 110 m per 50 g skein). Colors: Cielo, Papuan and Snowy; 2 skeins.

Two skeins are enough to make a beanie with a pom pom or a slouchy hat.

US Size J (6.0mm) crochet hook for hat, or size to obtain gauge
US Size I (5.5mm) crochet hook for brim, or .5 mm smaller than gauge hook

1 removable stitch marker, 2.5 inch pompom maker, tapestry needle

3 esc stitches = 1 in / 2.5 cm
2x2 cable (4 stitches) = 1 in / 2.5 cm

Note: If using Owl yarn, be sure to keep your stitches nice and loose since there is not much elasticity to this yarn.