Fisherman's Rib Hat by Sue Beard

Fisherman's Rib Hat

April 2019
Aran (8 wpi) ?
18 stitches and 20 rows = 4 inches
US 7 - 4.5 mm
186 - 191 yards (170 - 175 m)
adult, very stretchy
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Fisherman’s Rib gives a lovely warm fabric, ideal for a hat. This pattern is for a simple beanie/toque hat, which knits up quickly in Aran/Worsted weight yarn, and features a neat cast on edge. It is knit in the round.

It uses the following techniques:
Provisional Italian Tubular Cast On
Fisherman’s Rib in the round

It is one size only, nominally adult, but it is a very stretchy fabric and will fit a wide range of heads. Measured un-stretched: brim circumference 48 cm (19”), body circumference 54 cm (21 ¼”), crown to brim 23 cm (9”); it fits perfectly and comfortably on a 57 cm (22 1/2”) circumference head.

The pattern is written, with links to videos for the special techniques, and with both written and charted instructions for the crown shaping.

It takes almost all of a 100 g skein of aran weight yarn, approximately 170 m (185 yds).

It looks particularly good in variegated, speckled, self-striping, or tonal yarns.