Hatch by Emily Greene


October 2017
DK (11 wpi) ?
31 stitches and 35 rows = 4 inches
in 1x1 Ribbing with gauge needle
US 3 - 3.25 mm
175 - 225 yards (160 - 206 m)
18½" [47 cm] circumference for both versions; 8¼ (10¼)" [21 (26) cm] length
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Greet the day with an urban edge in this unisex hat written for Arbor. Striated with contrasting scales of ribbing that march toward the crown, Hatch is accessible to bold beginners while also offering more experienced knitters an engaging rhythm. Whether knit to classic beanie length or worked with a longer brim and worn folded back watchcap style, Hatch’s motifs open up beautifully when stretched snugly over one’s head.


Hat is worked circularly from the brim to the crown.


175 (225) total yards of DK weight wool yarn


2 skeins Brooklyn Tweed Arbor (100% American Targhee wool; 145 yards/50 grams)
Photographed in color Azalea, Potion, and Porter

Potential yarn substitutes include Dapple. Note that put-ups (yardage per skein) may be different for alternate yarn lines, so check your total yardage for your size.

Photographed in Dapple color Periwinkle.


31 stitches & 35 rows = 4″ in 1×1 ribbing with gauge needle

Note: Gauge for this project changes considerably after blocking; please block your swatch prior to measuring to ensure correct sizing.


One 16” circular and one set of double-pointed needles* in size needed to obtain gauge listed.
Suggested Size: 3¼ mm (US 3)

A 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.

Finished Dimensions

Beanie (Watchcap)

Both sizes comfortably fit head sizes 20–24” 51–61 cm
Circumference: 18½“ 47 cm unstretched, for both versions
Length: 8¼ (10¼)” 21 (26) cm

Measurements taken from relaxed fabric after blocking

Tutorials for all special techniques listed below are included in the pattern:
1x1 Rib Cabled Cast On

Skill Level

2 out of 5

Please note: the stitch patterns used for this accessory include written as well as charted instructions.