103 Hat by Jennifer Lassonde

103 Hat

December 2019
DK (11 wpi) ?
17.75 stitches and 34 rows = 4 inches
in Body pattern
US 5 - 3.75 mm
US 7 - 4.5 mm
100 - 220 yards (91 - 201 m)
4 sizes available. Range: 15.75-22.5 in/ 40-57cm circumference
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This pattern has been tech edited & test knit.

4 Sizes: 15.75-22.5 in (40-57 cm) hat circumference. Fits heads 17-25 in (43-63.5 cm) around.

Pattern calls for: 

  • Yarn: Goosey Fibers, Goosey Squish DK weight yarn 75% Wool, 25% Nylon, 100 g / 246 yards (225 meters). 1 skein of at least 220 yards (201 meters) should suffice for all sizes.
  • Needles: US 5 (3.75 mm) & US 7 (4.5 mm) or size needed to obtain gauge; circular and/or double pointed needles
  • Notions: 7 (8, 9, 10) stitch markers + 1 unique marker to mark the beginning of the round if using one circular needle, tapestry needle, scissors. Cable needle if you prefer one.


  • I also include a video tutorial that shows you in less than 3 minutes how to work the 1x1 cables without a cable needle (and no dangling stitches to worry about dropping)

About the Name

The stitch pattern in the 103 Hat has reminded me of ladders ever since my very swatch. As a member of Local 103 IBEW (International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers) here in Boston, my sweetheart, Dan, is up and down ladders every day, running telecommunication lines for factories and businesses in Massachusetts. IBEW provides generous health benefits for its employees and supports local and national charities.

I love the synergy of this ladder pattern with the intent of the Cast On Collaborative’s December of Designers to bring awareness to mental health support and to raise funds. The profits of the first day’s sales of this pattern will be donated to National Alliance on Mental Illness Massachusetts. Sometimes we all need support and encouragement to take just one more step up onto the next rung of the ladder. Together, we can keep climbing!

On December 28, 2019 100% of the profits (after Ravelry and PayPal fees) were donated to the National Alliance on Mental Health Massachusetts Thank you to everyone who helped us to raise $337 for donation

Please consider purchasing one for yourself and maybe one as a gift! Thank you to Christy- YarnCafeCreations- for including me in the December of Designers!

Special Thanks to my brother Jeff for modeling!