Portage by Kate Gagnon Osborn


March 2018
DK (11 wpi) ?
31 stitches and 29 rows = 4 inches
in Cable pattern
US 4 - 3.5 mm
US 6 - 4.0 mm
274 yards (251 m)
18.75” (47.5 cm) circumference, unstretched. 11” (28 cm) height, brim folded.
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Portage is worked in the round from the bottom up. After working a deep ribbed brim, the body is worked from charts. When working from the charts, you will work the pattern repeat a total of 6 times around.

Integrated increases are incorporated into the cable and rib pattern. Pay attention to the cable increases when working Rounds 3 and 5 of the Body Chart. After working Round 3, you will have 132 stitches, and after working Round 5, you will have 144 stitches.

Integrated decreases shape the crown. Change to double pointed needles when the circumference of the hat is to small to fit on the circular needle.


Kelbourne Woolens Scout (100% wool; 274 yds/100 gm skein): gray heather 058, 1 skein.
1 repeat of cable pattern (24 sts), unstretched = 3.125” (8 cm) on larger needles, after blocking.
29 rnds = 4” (10 cm) in cable pattern on larger needles, after blocking.
1 – 16” (40 cm) US 4 (3.5 mm) circular.
1 – 16” (40 cm) US 6 (4 mm) circular.
1 – set US 6 (4 mm) DPNs.
Check your gauge and adjust needle size(s) accordingly if necessary.
Stitch marker(s), tapestry needle, cable needle.
18.75” (47.5 cm) circumference, unstretched.
11” (28 cm) height, brim folded.
Cables from charts.

Useful Tips
• For a tutorial on working cables from charts, visit our Charts Series here.

• For a tutorial on cabling without a cable needle, visit our tutorial here.

• For a tutorial on swatching and measuring gauge in a cable pattern, visit our tutorial here.

Photography: Linette Kielinski