Halus by Jared Flood


January 2016
Bulky (7 wpi) ?
18 stitches and 24 rows = 4 inches
in pattern from Halus Chart (after hooking up dropped stitches) with Size A needle(s), after blocking
US 9 - 5.5 mm
US 8 - 5.0 mm
US 6 - 4.0 mm
165 yards (151 m)
20" circumference unstretched (to comfortably fit head sizes 20–24"); 8¾" long
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This one-of-a-kind cap features exaggerated texture and playful use of negative space, with plump chains rising to the crown between ladders of easy lace. Quick and so much fun to knit from a single skein of Quarry, Halus is an ideal last-minute gift—and you may find you can’t stop at one.


  • The hat is worked circularly from the brim to the crown. Because of the Drop-Stitch Chain technique used in the hat, the finished fabric will look very different from the working fabric.
  • A few rounds prior to closing up the hat, you will drop the 3-stitch columns of stockinette stitch then chain the yarn strands back up in groups using the crochet hook to create the large-scale chains of the finished fabric.


165 yards of chunky weight wool yarn


1 skein of Brooklyn Tweed Quarry (100% American Targhee-Columbia wool; 200 yards/100g)
Photographed in colors Garnet, Lazulite, and Gypsum


Working Gauge
19 stitches & 24 rows = 4” in unfinished Chain Pattern (before hooking up dropped stitches) with Size A needle(s), after light steam blocking
Finished Gauge
18 stitches & 24 rounds = 4” in finished Chain Pattern (after hooking up dropped stitches) 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: 5½ mm (US 9)

Size B (for Ribbing)
One 16” circular needle, one size smaller than Size A
Suggested Size: 5 mm (US 8)

Size C (optional; for Tubular Cast On only)
One 16” circular needle, two sizes smaller than Size B
Suggested Size: 4 mm (US 6)

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.

Note: If you have adjusted the needle size to obtain the correct gauge, it may or may not be necessary to make a matching adjustment to the needle size used for Tubular Cast On due to variance in individual work. You may wish to test your chosen cast-on method on your swatch.

Finished Dimensions

20” circumference unstretched (to comfortably fit head sizes 20–24”); 8¾“ long

Tutorials for all special techniques listed below are included in the pattern:
1x1 Tubular Cast On (Circular Knitting; even number of stitches)

Skill Level

3 out of 5

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