November 2015
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
24 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches
in Cable pattern with Size A needle(s), after blocking
US 6 - 4.0 mm
US 4 - 3.5 mm
US 2 - 2.75 mm
140 - 155 yards (128 - 142 m)
20¾ (21½)" circumference at brim; 20½" circumference at main section; 8¼ (9)" height
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This close-fitting beanie is distinguished by organic cabled forms that flow and interlock in unexpected ways. Ring motifs are created by abrupt increases and decreases. Worked at a snug gauge in Shelter, Naos makes a very warm and eye-catching winter accessory. The pattern is both charted and written, so you can follow the directions according to your preference.


140 (155) yards of worsted weight wool yarn


1 (2) skein(s) of Brooklyn Tweed Shelter (100% American Targhee-Columbia wool; 140 yards/50g)
Photographed in color Sap (small/medium); large not shown


24 stitches & 32 rounds = 4” in Cable pattern with Size A needle, after blocking
One 41-stitch wide Cable panel from chart or written instructions measures approximately 6¾“ wide with Size A needle, after blocking
20 stitches & 40 rounds = 4” in 2x2 ribbing with Size B needle, slightly stretched after blocking


Size A (for Main Fabric)
One 16” circular needle and one set of double-pointed needles (DPNs)* in size needed to obtain cable gauge listed
Suggested Size: 4 mm (US 6)

Size B (for Ribbing)
One 16” circular needle* in size needed to obtain ribbing gauge listed
Suggested Size: 3½ mm (US 4)

Size C (optional; for Tubular Cast On only)
One 16” circular needle* two sizes smaller than Size B
Suggested Size: 2¾ mm (US 2)

32” circular needle can be used instead of 16” circular needles 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

20¾ (21½)“ circumference at brim; 20½” circumference at main section; 8¼ (9)“ height
Measurements taken from relaxed fabric after blocking

Tutorials for all special techniques listed below are included in the pattern:
2x2 Tubular Cast On (Circular Knitting; multiple of 4 stitches)

Skill Level

3 out of 5