Oban by Thea Colman

Oban

Knitting
December 2017
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
21 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches
in ribbing, based on final fabric. Cable gauge in pattern.
US 6 - 4.0 mm
200 - 225 yards (183 - 206 m)
17.5(20)"/ 44.5(51)cm around head.
This pattern is available for $6.50 USD buy it now

Because hats knit up like potato chips, everyone gets one! If you agree, purchase both Oban AND Glenfidditch together and you’ll get $3.00 off your total purchase. Code GIFTHATS. This code does NOT expire, because knitting hats as gifts is always fun.

This one was knit on a whim - in a single day last week. I swatched this cable for something else, got hooked, had been eyeing the Confection Worsted for some time, and boom - before I knew it, I’d cast on and was on my way.

Because that happens.

Basic cables and a lovely garter texture create a gorgeous ribbing around the head on Oban. It’s classic but just a little different. The garter panels created by the inward facing cables are decreased into the crown in distinct points, as seen around the pom in the pics. The hat is designed to hug the head, and includes a deep brim that can be folded back or worn long for a bit of slouch.

Notes have been added to the pattern about adjusting for length or width. The hat can easily be made without the pom to feature the crown shaping (and it’s a totally unisex without it, IMHO)

Plus, I’m thinking I want to do this again on a sweater in this yarn because it was just so incredibly satisfying. The Corriedale is wonderfully round and springy, and the final fabric is warm and soft and wonderful…. so stay tuned!

For those of you who pay attention - my lovely new model this time is my good friend and faux worker Jenna, who lives around the corner from me. And the cowl is Negroni, a design from earlier this Fall..