Ely by Lis Smith

Ely

Knitting
May 2021
DK (11 wpi) ?
32 stitches and 31 rows = 4 inches
in 1x1 Ribbing with Size B needle, unstretched after blocking
US 5 - 3.75 mm
US 3 - 3.25 mm
185 - 250 yards (169 - 229 m)
18”/45.5 cm circumference; 8 (11)”/20.5 (28) cm length
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Veteran beachcombers know — a cozy woolen hat is a year-round staple when sea winds blow. Crisp cables and textured ribbing in Arbor’s springy Targhee wool or Dapple’s breezy Merino and organic cotton blend stand ready for all manner of coastal and city expeditions. Work up the doughty watchcap version for extra warmth or sport your style with a sleek beanie. For a quick sea change, turn Ely inside-out to reveal reversible columns of cabling.

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


Construction

  • Hat is worked circularly from the bottom up.
  • There are two length options for this hat: Beanie and Watchcap.

Finished Dimensions

Beanie (Watchcap)

  • 18”/45.5 cm circumference; 8 (11)”/20.5 (28) cm length
  • Note: Hat is sized to fit head sizes ranging from 20-23”/51-58.5 cm circumference. Watchcap length measured with brim unfolded.

Yarn

Brooklyn Tweed Arbor — 100% American Targhee Wool (145 yards/132 meters per 50 grams)

Beanie (Watchcap)

  • 2 (2) skeins
  • Photographed in colors Spruce (Beanie) and Norway (Watchcap)

Brooklyn Tweed Dapple — 60% American Merino Wool, 40% Organic Cotton (165 yards/151 meters per 50 grams)

Beanie (Watchcap)

  • 2 (2) skeins
  • Photographed in color Natural (Watchcap)

Yardage

Brooklyn Tweed Arbor

  • 185 (240) yards/170 (220) meters of DK weight wool yarn

Brooklyn Tweed Dapple

  • 190 (250) yards/174 (229) meters of DK weight wool/cotton yarn

Gauge

  • 32 stitches & 31 rounds = 4”/10 cm in 1x1 Ribbing with Size B needle, unstretched after blocking
  • One 35-stitch, 24-round chart repeat measures 4½ x 3”/11.5 x 7.5 cm with Size A needle, after blocking

Needles

Size A (for Main Fabric)

  • One 16”/40 cm 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”/40 cm circular needle, in size needed to obtain gauge listed
  • Suggested Size: 3.25 mm (US 3)

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

Video — Rib Cabled Cast On

Skill Level
3 out of 5: Intermediate