Glenfidditch by Thea Colman


December 2017
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
22 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette, based on final fabric. Cable gauge given in pattern.
US 6 - 4.0 mm
225 yards (206 m)
18"/ 45.75cm around head. Ribs allow one size of hat to fit a 19-21"/ 48.25-53.25cm head.
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Glenfidditch is my favorite kind of knit because it’s addictive to watch the lines of the cables evolve as you work, and you know how I feel about tweedy, heathered wools. The geometric design is bold and distinct and allows for a great diagonal transition at the brim. Twisted cables inside other cables make for a “paneled” effect that lends itself to a almost star-like effect on top.

Craig requested a hat that would cover his entire ear, so this hat has a tad more depth than I usually design with. It can be worn down low on your head to cover those ears, or tilted back for just a little slouch.

Instructions are included for modifying depth/width. The Wisconsin Woolen Spun is fantastic yarn, but it’s available in limited quantities, so Green Mountain Spinnery’s Weekend Wool is wonderfully similar stuff. Both are locally sourced US fibers - squishy and round and soft and wooly. And both come in such gorgeous, complex, heathered shades that will make these cables shine.

PS - I spelled it different on purpose, as there are 4 other patterns named for the Scotch on Rav….