Amaretto by Thea Colman


August 2020
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 25 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette, based on final blocked fabric. Cable gauge given in pattern.
US 6 - 4.0 mm
US 7 - 4.5 mm
200 - 250 yards (183 - 229 m)
18(21.5)"/45.75(54.5)cm circumference around hat, laid flat. Hat stretches when worn. Depth varies with brim choice and size, from 8-8.75"/20.25-22.75cm
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Amaretto is a cabled hat that features bold, elegant lines worked in a cabled, textured motif. It’s fun and so satisfying to work, and it lent itself beautifully to this hat design.

Both brim and crown transition into the lines of the cable easily, and when worked in gorgeous wool, the detail just pops!

I decided to play with the design just a little and worked the hat with two different silhouettes. A little longer brim gives it a bit of slouch - and a folded brim, worn just a little lower on the head, makes for a perfect fitted cap. Versatile and unisex.

Instructions for both brims are included in the pattern, and the hat will easily lend itself to a number of beautiful solid, heathered, tweed, or semi solid skeins you might have laying around! Or try either of the yarns I used - I love both and they come in some gorgeous colors.

Size and Yardage Information:


Circumference: 18(21.5)”/45.75(54.5)cm around, hat laid flat, for both versions.

Depth: 8.75(8.75)/22.25(22.25)cm with unfolded brim, 8(8.5)”/20.25(21.5)cm with folded brim.

Depth is from bottom of hat center of crown. Cables will open to fit a up to a 20(23)”/50.75(58.5)cm head.

Yardage per Size:

200(225)yds/183(205)m with flat brim. 225(250)yds/205(228)m with folded brim.

Sawkill Farm 3-ply in Rhode Island Red.
Hudson and West Forge in Red Feather.