Rib Run by Jennifer Dassau

Rib Run

March 2017
DK (11 wpi) ?
25.5 stitches and 36 rows = 4 inches
in cable pattern
US 6 - 4.0 mm
US 4 - 3.5 mm
175 - 200 yards (160 - 183 m)
One size (to fit 20 - 23" head), with suggestions for resizing
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There’s nothing more classic than a ribbed hat, and Rib Run adds just a little twist by morphing the ribs into twining cables that run from brim to crown.

Techniques & Skills Used: Twisted German CO, knit/purl, cables, decreasing, working in the round; instructions for stitch patterns are both written and charted.

Size: 18.75” brim circumference and 8.5” tall, unstretched, shown on a 22” head. The rib-based pattern is very stretchy and easily accommodates heads from 20 - 23” in circumference; to adjust the size further, go up or down a needle size.

Yarn: Brim Collections Breakfast DK (100% merino wool; 230yards/210m/100g), shown in Earl Grey; 1 skein, or approximately 175 yards of DK weight wool yarn.

Other Materials: US 4 (3.5mm) 16” circular needle for brim and US 6 (4mm) 16” circular needle or size to match gauge for body; cable needle; Stitch markers (5); Yarn needle.

Gauge: 25.5 st and 36 rows/4” in cable pattern, unstretched after blocking; 1 cable repeat of 24 st and 36 rows equals 3.75” wide and 4” tall.

Thank you to my wonderful tech editor Kate Vanover.