Cornus by Anne Jones


June 2019
DK (11 wpi) ?
28 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches
in Cornus Chart pattern with Size A needle(s), after blocking
US 2 - 2.75 mm
US 3 - 3.25 mm
US 5 - 3.75 mm
220 - 270 yards (201 - 247 m)
Beanie (Watchcap)
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Burly cables alternating with panels of double moss stitch give the Cornus hat ample dimensional texture in worsted-spun Arbor yarn. Cornus can be knit as a fitted beanie or a slouchy watchcap with a folded brim; add an optional pom-pom on top for an extra statement of fun.


The hat is worked circularly from the bottom up.


  • 2 (2) skeins Brooklyn Tweed Arbor (100% American Targhee Wool; 145 yards/50 grams)
  • Beanie photographed in colora Viridian & Parka; Watchcap photographed in colors Azalea, Norway and Firebrush


  • 220 (270) yards of DK weight wool yarn
  • plus 50 yards for optional pom-pom


  • 28 stitches & 32 rounds = 4” in Cornus Chart pattern with Size A needle(s), after blocking


Size A (for Main Fabric)

  • One 16” circular needle and one set of double-pointed needles (DPNs)* in size needed to obtain gauge listed
  • Suggested Size: 3.75 mm (US 5)

Size B (for Ribbing)

  • One 16” circular needle*, two sizes smaller than Size A
  • Suggested Size: 3.25 mm (US 3)

Size C (optional; for Tubular Cast On only)

  • One 16” circular needle*, one size smaller than Size B
  • Suggested Size: 2.75 mm (US 2)

*32” circular needle can be used instead of 16” circular and DPNs if using the Magic Loop method for working small circumferences in the round.

Finished Dimensions

  • Beanie (Watchcap)
  • 18 (19¾)" [45.5 (50) cm] circumference
  • 7¾" (10½)" [19.5 (26.5) cm] length

Note that this hat is sized to fit adult head sizes ranging from 20–23” [51–58.5 cm] circumference. The stitch pattern used is extremely stretchy. Although the unstretched dimensions for the finished circumference appear small, the elasticity of finished fabric will fit the head sizes listed above.

Tutorials for all special techniques listed below are included in the pattern:

  • 1x1 Tubular Cast On (optional)

Skill Level

Intermediate: 3 out of 5

Please note: the stitch patterns for this garment are charted only.