Rilo by Clare Mountain

Rilo

Knitting
December 2016
DK (11 wpi) ?
25 stitches and 33 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette
US 6 - 4.0 mm
US 4 - 3.5 mm
US 2½ - 3.0 mm
238 - 358 yards (218 - 327 m)
To Fit Head Circumference 46 (53, 61)cm with slouchy, relaxed fit
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ABOUT RILO
Rilo is a slouchy, cabled hat with a foldover brim and an optional pompom. It’s the perfect casual hat to wear daily, whether it’s on your morning commute to work or on long walks by the canal on a wintry weekend.

It is constructed in the round using the magic loop method, however, please use an alternative method if you prefer.

I have chosen to knit this in Blacker Swan, which is a gorgeous British-made merino yarn, made from fibre from the Falkland Islands. You may substitute it for an alternative DK yarn, but I suggest that you stick to solid colours or subtle tweeds, so that you don’t lose the stitch.

The fit is very relaxed with only a small amount of negative ease. If you are looking for something fitted, I suggest going down a size.

SKILL LEVEL
Intermediate

SIZES
Child (Adult, Adult Large)
To Fit Head Circumference 46 (53, 61)cm with slouchy, relaxed fit
Samples photographed are knitted in the following sizes:
Cream - Child, Blue - Adult, Grey - Adult Large

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS
Width at Ribbing - 22cm (24.5cm, 29.5cm)
Length of Hat, Brim Folded - 19cm (21.5cm, 24.5cm)
Length of Hat, Brim Unfolded - 24cm (27cm, 31cm)

YARN
Blacker Yarns Blacker Swan Falkland Islands Wool DK
For my samples, I used: Dusty Miller (Cream), Seafoam (Blue) and Stone (Grey)

NEEDLES
Needle A
3mm (US2.5) circular needles, 32 inch or longer for magic loop
Needle B
3.5mm (US4) circular needles, 32 inch or longer for magic loop
Needle C
4mm (US6) circular needles, 32 inch or longer for magic loop

GAUGE
26 stitches and 35 rounds per 10cm in 4mm (US6) needles, worked in cable pattern
25 sts and 33 rounds per 10cm in 4mm needles, worked in stockinette (Use this gauge for yarn substitution purposes only – please work your swatch in the cable pattern)

NOTIONS
Tapestry Needle
Cable needle (Optional – you could cable without a cable needle, which is quicker)
Pompom (Optional)