Caim by Nidhi Kansal
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November 2017
Aran (8 wpi) ?
22 stitches and 36 rows = 4 inches
in 1x1 rib
US 2½ - 3.0 mm
US 6 - 4.0 mm
160 - 200 yards (146 - 183 m)
18" circumference (unstretched) x 8.5" length
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caim (n): “Sanctuary”; an invisible circle of protection, drawn around the body with the hand, to remind one of being safe and loved, even in the darkest times.

This snug hat has a ribbed brim and is worked from the bottom up. The alternating cable and mesh panels make it a quick and fun knit.

Finished Measurements: Length: 8.5” (21cm), Circumference at brim: 18” (46cm) unstretched.

Yarn: 1 skein of Arranmore (175yds/160m, 80% merino/10% cashmere/10% silk, 100g) or approx. 175yds/160m in Aran weight yarn. Shown in colourway River Esque.
Needles: US size 2.5 (3mm) circular needles (or dpns) for ribbing and straight needles (if required) for long tail tubular cast on.
US size 6 (4mm) circular needles (or dpns).
Notions: Stitch markers (if required).

On 3mm, 22 sts and 36 rows = 4” (10cm) in 1x1 rib (unstretched) after blocking.
On 4mm, 20 sts of 1 cable panel = 1.75” (4.5cm)
On 4mm, 16 sts of 1 mesh panel = 4” (10cm)