Ribsy by Gudrun Johnston

Ribsy

Knitting
January 2020
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
31 stitches and 40 rows = 4 inches
in Twin Rib pattern with Size A needle(s), after blocking
US 1 - 2.25 mm
US 4 - 3.5 mm
205 - 290 yards (187 - 265 m)
18½" [47 cm] circumference, 8 (10)” [20.5 (25.5) cm] length
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Classic fisherman’s rib mingles with twin rib and twisted rib in the aptly named Ribsy hat. Instructions for both beanie and slouchy versions make Ribsy an excellent hat for gifting or outfitting your own winter wardrobe with a variety of silhouettes and hues. Work the crown from the provided written or charted instructions and watch as a ring of texture appears.

Please note: the stitch patterns used for this accessory include written as well as charted instructions.


Construction

This hat is worked circularly from brim to crown.

Yarn

Brooklyn Tweed Peerie — 100% American Merino Wool (210 yards/50 grams)

Beanie (Slouchy)

  • 1 (2) skeins
  • Beanie version photographed in colors Tincture and Patina
  • Slouchy version photographed in color Kettle

Yardage

  • 205 (290) total yards of fingering weight wool yarn

Gauge

  • 31 stitches & 40 rounds = 4” in Twin Rib pattern with Size A needle(s), after blocking
  • 28 stitches & 72 rounds (36 countable rounds) = 4” in Fisherman’s Rib pattern, unstretched with Size B needle, after blocking

Needles

Size A (for Main Fabric)

  • One 16” circular needle and one set of double-pointed needles (DPNs)* in size needed to obtain gauge listed
  • Suggested Size: 3.5 mm (US 4)

Size B (for Brim)

  • One 16” circular needle* in size needed to obtain gauge listed
  • Suggested Size: 2.25 mm (US 1)

Finished Dimensions

Beanie (Slouchy)
* 18½“ 47 cm circumference, 8 (10)” 20.5 (25.5) cm length

Tutorials for all special techniques listed below are included in the pattern:

Rib Cabled Cast On

Skill Level

2 out of 5: Adventurous Beginner