Sylvanus Brown Hat by Thea Colman

Sylvanus Brown Hat

January 2015
DK (11 wpi) ?
See notes.
US 4 - 3.5 mm
US 5 - 3.75 mm
175 - 200 yards (160 - 183 m)
Fits a 20" head
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The Sylvanus Brown Hat is a classic cabled cap, featuring a bold cable motif. The various cables and twists in motif symbolize the different kinds of weaving and fabric which the Mill has produced over the years - from workhorse cotton to silks to lace. They appear up the sides of the hat in separate panels, but join at the crown, creating a cool detail at back. Knit in Dirty Water Dyeworks “Edna” yarn in a deep red colorway made special for this project, the mix of silk and Polwarth in the fiber is perfect. Soft to wear, distinct in the cables, with just a touch of sheen.

• Dirty Water Dyeworks “Edna” 85% Polwarth/ 15% Silk; 380 yards/130 grams), 1 skein (approximately 175 yards needed for hat).
Shown in “Sylvanus” color way.

• US#4/3.50mm & US#5/3.75mm 16” circular needles.
• US#5/3.75mm dpns.
Or size needed to get gauge.
• Tapestry needle.
• Stitch marker.

• Cable pattern repeat: 3 7/8” wide/2 1/2” tall.
• 2x2 Ribbing: 3 3/4” wide.
After blocking.

Finished Measurements:
• Ribbed brim circumference=18 3/4”, cabled hat body=19 1/4”. Fits a 20” head.

Pattern Notes:
2/2LDC: Place next 2 sts on cn & hold to back, k2, k2tog from cn.
2/2RDC: Place next 2 sts on cn & hold to front, ssk, k2 from cn.

Size Modifications: For extra depth, add rows to the initial ribbing. For extra width, add to the purled background sections between cables. Add evenly on either side of main cable to maintain even spacing. Work in multiples of 2 in order for ribbing to line up.