Rubble Hat by Jamie McCanless

Rubble Hat

by Jamie McCanless
Knitting
December 2019
Any gauge - designed for any gauge ?
See pattern description
US 2 - 2.75 mm
US 4 - 3.5 mm
US 5 - 3.75 mm
US 8 - 5.0 mm
119 - 175 yards (109 - 160 m)
One size, about 14.5 in / 37 cm across top from ear to ear, relaxes to fit up to 23 in / 58 cm circumference
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If you don’t need a full-fledged winter hat, my lightweight Rubble Hat comes in quite handy when you’re not quite cold but not quite warm. I paid particular attention to features that make an interesting project for the knitter and a go-to hat for the wearer:

• Stretchy, comfortable tubular cast-on that relaxes to easily fit a 23 in / 58 cm circumference head
• A .25 in / .5 cm contrasting edge that gives a pop of color to those who don’t care for it all over the place
• An attractive but unobtrusive pattern stitch
• Smooth arcs of crown decreases that pamper the pate

The rough gravel road I take to/from Bald Hill inspired the Rubble Hat name.

This pattern includes both instructions and charts for fingering, sport, DK, and worsted weight yarn. Both versions make approximately the same size Rubble Hat.

Fingering
Waste yarn: 4 yds / 3.7 m
CC yarn: 8 yds / 7.3 m
MC yarn: 167 yds / 153 m
Needles: US 2 / 2.75 mm DPNs ~ 7 in / 18 cm long
Gauge: 15 sts & 19 rows stockinette = 2 in / 5 cm

Sport
Waste yarn: 5 yds / 4.6 m
CC yarn: 8 yds / 7.3 m
MC yarn: 142 yds / 130 m
Needles: US 4 / 3.5 mm DPNs ~ 7 in / 18 cm long
Gauge: 13 sts & 16 rows stockinette = 2 in / 5 cm

DK
Waste yarn: 5 yds / 4.6 m
CC yarn: 7 yds / 6.4 m
MC yarn: 135 yds / 123 m
Needles: US 5 / 3.75 mm DPNs ~ 7 in / 18 cm long
Gauge: 12 sts & 14 rows stockinette = 2 in / 5 cm

Worsted
Waste yarn: 5 yds / 4.6 m
CC yarn: 6 yds / 5.5 m
MC yarn: 113 yds / 103 m
Needles: US 8 / 5.0 mm DPNs ~ 7 in / 18 cm long
Gauge: 10 sts & 12 rows stockinette = 2 in / 5 cm