Link by Emily Greene


November 2018
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
25 stitches and 30 rows = 4 inches
in Link Chart pattern with Size A needle(s), after blocking
US 7 - 4.5 mm
US 5 - 3.75 mm
US 4 - 3.5 mm
170 - 216 yards (155 - 198 m)
19¼” [49 cm] circumference (to comfortably fit head sizes 20-23" [51-58.5 cm]); 8½ (9¾)” [21.5 (25) cm] length
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Link is an apt name for this modern take on the classic cabled beanie, which features bold columns of paired rope cables interconnected by branching diagonal twists. Thoughtful details — seamless transitions from the brim ribbing to the cables, hidden crown decreases, and optional tubular edges — also combine for an overall polished effect. Choose between two brim styles and top off with a jaunty pom-pom, or leave unadorned to showcase the vanishing cable motifs.


Both versions are worked in the round from the brim to the crown.


Brooklyn Tweed Shelter — 100% American Targhee-Columbia Wool (140 yards/128 meters per 50 grams)

  • 2 (2) skeins
  • Shelter sample photographed in colors Pumice (Beanie) and Yellowstone (Watchcap)

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

  • Imbue Worsted sample photographed in color Vapor (Watchcap)


  • Beanie: 170 yards of worsted weight wool yarn

  • Watchcap: 216 yards of worsted weight wool yarn (plus 40 yards for optional pom-pom)


  • 25 stitches & 30 rounds = 4” in Link Chart pattern with Size A needle(s), after blocking

  • One 30-stitch motif from Link Chart measures 4½” wide 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: 4.5 mm (US 7)

Size B (for Ribbing)

  • One 16” circular needle, two sizes smaller than Size A

  • Suggested Size: 3.75 mm (US 5)

Size C (for Tubular Cast On and Turning Rounds only)

  • One 16” circular needle, one size smaller than Size A

  • Suggested Size: 3.5 mm (US 4)

  • 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

  • 19¼” [49 cm] circumference (to comfortably fit head sizes 20-23” [51-58.5 cm])

  • 8½ (9¾)” [21.5 (25) cm] length, (Watchcap length measured with brim folded up)

Tutorials for all special techniques listed below are included in the pattern:

  • 2×2 Tubular Cast On

Skill Level

  • 3 out of 5: Intermediate

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