Ardleigh Hat by Kate Gagnon Osborn

Ardleigh Hat

April 2022
Bulky (7 wpi) ?
17.75 stitches and 18 rows = 4 inches
in Cable pattern
US 8 - 5.0 mm
US 9 - 5.5 mm
123 yards (112 m)
18” (46 cm) circumference, unstretched, 10.25” (26 cm) height.
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This pattern is available as a free Ravelry download

Introducing the Year of (Bulky) Hats!
We continue to be overwhelmed at the positive reception to our Year of Hats from 2019, and it was a no brainer to do it again in Germantown Bulky!

A Kelbourne Woolens collection wouldn’t be complete without a beautiful cable design! Ardleigh is a beautifully cabled hat with a little bit of slouch and a ton of texture. Both committed cable lovers and those new to the technique will enjoy the organic, easy to memorize, repetitive pattern. Ardleigh is also the perfect opportunity to utilize one of Kate’s favorite techniques, cabling without a cable needle!

Worthy of Note
Due to the stretchy nature of the cable pattern, the hat is designed with slight negative ease; the 18” (46 cm)circumference is plenty large to fit an average adult head.

The main body pattern is worked from a chart.


Kelbourne Woolens Germantown Bulky (100% N. American Wool; 123 yds/100 gm skein): peacock 440, 1 skein.
20 sts (2 pattern reps) = 4.5” (11.5 cm) and 18 rnds = 4”
(10 cm) in Cable Chart on larger ndls, after blocking.
1 – 16” (40 cm) US 8 (5 mm) circular.
1 – 16” (40 cm) US 10 (6 mm) circular.
1 – set US 10 (6 mm) DPNs.
Check your gauge and adjust needle size(s) accordingly if necessary.
Stitch marker, tapestry needle, Kelbourne Woolens label.
18” (46 cm) circumference, unstretched, 10.25” (26 cm) height.
Cable patterning from charts.

Tips and Tricks
For a tutorial on working from charts, visit our tips and tricks here.

For a tutorial on cabling without a cable needle, visit our tips and tricks here.

Would you like a kit? Ask for one at your favorite LYS or find them here!

Images Linette Messina Kielinski

Errata: There were a few typos in the “Abbreviations” section. A new file was uploaded as of 4.25.22. Sorry for any confusion!