Esthwaite hat by Gretha Mensen

Esthwaite hat

November 2017
Aran (8 wpi) ?
23.5 stitches and 29 rows = 4 inches
in cable pattern, blocked.
US 6 - 4.0 mm
US 9 - 5.5 mm
126 - 164 yards (115 - 150 m)
Adult size, easy adjustable
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This hat is named for Esthwaite Water, a sapphire lake set in the verdant hills of northern England. From this region comes the Baa Ram Ewe yarn that inspired the design: a heathered fiber that is at the same time sturdy and soft to the touch.

Reminiscent of ancient Celtic intertwined motifs, the cables that vary in scale and line provide texture and graphic interest. Yet this intricate effect is surprisingly quick and easy to produce. 

Esthwaite is a lively, fun knit perfect for gift-giving, because men and women alike would be pleased to wear this timeless hat. And a coordinating cowl pattern is available, too!

A collaboration with Baa Ram Ewe.

1 skein Baa Ram Ewe Dovestone Natural Aran (50% Bluefaced Leicester/25% Wensleydale Longwool/25% Masham British wool, 100 gr-185yds/170m).

Sample shown - folded, double-layer brim in color: three, 137yds/125m used.

Or any Aran weight yarn, approx. 126-164yds (115-150m).

US 6 (4.0 mm) 16” (40 cm) circular needle or 32” (80 cm) for magic loop and/or dpns.
US 9 (5.5 mm) 16” (40 cm) circular needle or 32” (80 cm) for magic loop and/or dpns.
Or size to obtain gauge.
Stitch markers, cable needle, tapestry needle.

One cable pattern repeat (26 stitches x 8 rounds), blocked = 4.3” x 1.08” (11 x 2.75 cm).

Finished dimensions
Unstretched 17.3” (44 cm), fits approx. 20.5-22.5” (52-57 cm) circumference x 8.32“ (21 cm) height, from crown to CO.

Size is adjustable.

If you purchase both patterns of the Esthwaite set (cowl and hat), you will receive €1.50 discount. Previous purchases will be counted toward this promotion.