Heady Topper by Thea Colman

Heady Topper

October 2019
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
22 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches
in ribbing on smaller needles, and cable pattern on larger needles.
US 6 - 4.0 mm
US 7 - 4.5 mm
175 - 225 yards (160 - 206 m)
17.5(20,23)"/44.5(50.75,58.5)cm around head, 9"/22.75cm deep when worn.
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Heady Topper was designed to shine in a rustic farm yarn, and I’d been waiting for the right pattern to showcase these gorgeous skeins of Romney wool from Prado de Lana, a farm which I had fallen in love with years ago at VK live.

Bold cables and garter stitch create a strong texture that’s not lost in the fiber, and the contrast between the cable and background stitches made for a really striking transition into crown shaping. It’s a super quick knit, and an easily memorized motif.

The pattern also lends itself beautifully to either a slouch or to a brimmed, more fitted cap - and I think it works well on pretty much any gender as well.

The design is named for the beer our friend Tom loves, and because he’s the best kind of hat recipient, he’s kept his version - adding it to his One Bourbon, which he wears everywhere.

Cable pattern is both charted and written.
Notes are included in PDF for modifying width or length of hat.