Powder by Allison O'Mahony


September 2017
Super Bulky (5-6 wpi) ?
8 stitches and 24 rows = 4 inches
in Fisherman's Rib
US 11 - 8.0 mm
175 yards (160 m)
20" circumference and 9.25" tall
low vision format available
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Chunky, soft, and quick to knit, Powder features Fisherman’s Rib stitch, which puffs up the already plump yarn. The ribbed stitch pattern alternates to create a natural brim in the fabric. This hat can be styled as a slouch or a beanie - and don’t forget the pom pom!

One size (Adult)

51 cm/20” circumference (A) and 23.5 cm/9.25” height (B), after blocking (see photos for schematic)

Approximately 160 m/175 yd super bulky weight yarn

Shown in Cascade Yarns Boliviana Bulky (100% merino wool; 160 m/175 yd per 200 g/7 oz skein) in colour Silver (07); 1 skein.

One each 40 cm/16” circular needle and set of DPNs*, size 8 mm/US 11 (or size needed to obtain gauge)

*Or preferred style for small circumference knitting in the round

8 stitches & 24 rounds* = 10 cm/4” in Fisherman’s Rib, after blocking

*When counting rounds in Fisherman’s Rib, one visible round is formed over two worked rounds. Therefore, each visible, counted round counts as two rounds for gauge.

Stitch markers (1 unique, 3 matching), tapestry needle


Stitch patterns are written only (no charts).

The LV version of this pattern has the following features:

  • Black text on white background
  • 24 point font (minimum for body text; some headers are slightly larger than this)
  • Sans serif monospaced font (Consolas)
  • No italics
  • Fully written directions (chart is included but not required)
  • All left-justified text
  • 2.54 cm/1” margins
  • Single column format
  • All images are captioned

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