This hat resulted from my self-imposed challenge to design a “different” ribbed beanie. I loved playing with the twisted stitch ribbing to make it integrate neatly into both the brim and the crown shaping of the hat. As a bonus, the pattern is written for both worsted- and bulky-weight yarns.
- Intermediate difficulty – Knit, purl, working in the round, simple decreases.
- Finished circumference in worsted: 16 (17½, 19, 20¼, 21¾) in / 40.5 (44.5, 48.5, 51.5, 55) cm. Shown in size 16 in Cedar.
- Finished circumference in bulky: 16 (17¾, 19½, 21¼) in / 40.5 (45, 49.5, 54) cm. Shown in size 17¾ in Brick. The hat is intended to fit with about 2–3 in / 5–7.5cm of negative ease.
- MATERIALS AND NOTIONS WORSTED-WEIGHT VERSION 1 skein of Lorna’s Laces Shepherd Worsted (100% superwash merino wool; 225yds/206m per 114g skein); Cedar. US #7 (4.5mm) short circular needles or a set of dpns. Adjust needle size as needed to obtain correct gauge. BULKY-WEIGHT VERSION 1 skein of Lorna’s Laces Shepherd Bulky (100% superwash merino wool; 140yds/128m per 114g skein); Brick. US #10 (6mm) short circular needles or a set of dpns. Adjust needle size as needed to obtain correct gauge. BOTH VERSIONS Stitch markers; yarn needle.
- GAUGE 22 sts and 30 rnds = 4 in / 10cm in Rib pattern in worsted-weight yarn slightly stretched. 18 sts and 23 rnds = 4 in / 10cm in Rib pattern St in bulky-weight yarn slightly stretched.