Bristol Diagonal Ribbed Hat by Bridget Pupillo

Bristol Diagonal Ribbed Hat

March 2019
Aran (8 wpi) ?
18 stitches and 26 rows = 4 inches
in Diagonal Rib Pattern
US 8 - 5.0 mm
US 7 - 4.5 mm
114 yards (104 m)
Adult Small/Medium
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This pattern is available as a free Ravelry download

Bristol is a salty sailor’s beanie with waves of diagonal ribbing for added texture. Designed to show off Knit Picks’ new Muse Hand Painted yarn line, this hat is a quick and simple knit and works well in any colorway. It is worked in the round from the bottom up. The diagonal rib pattern is so easy to create and truly stands out in a crowd. An optional addition to the hat is a faux fur pompom topper.

This hat is sized for an adult small to medium head (21” head circumference). I include notes on how to adjust the size to make a larger or smaller hat. Please note: any increases to the circumference or height of the hat will require a second hank of Knit Picks Muse yarn.

The gauge is 18 stitches and 26 rows over 4” in Diagonal Rib Pattern.

This pattern is recommended for beginners. You must be able to knit, purl, and decrease using K2tog and P2tog.

For the brilliant blue version featured here, I used 1 hank of Knit Picks Muse (100% Superwash Merino,114 yds/100g per hank) in Visionary Tonal #27847. You will also need 16” circular needles and double pointed needles in size US 8 (5.0mm) or whatever size necessary to obtain the gauge, plus 16” circular needles in size US 7 (4.5mm) or one size down from size to obtain gauge.

This pattern includes full written instructions as well as a chart, so that you may choose according to your preference. It also includes notes on how to adjust the size (larger or smaller).