Thaw Hat by Kathleen Dames

Thaw Hat

February 2019
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 22 rows = 4 inches
in Twisted Rib
US 6 - 4.0 mm
150 - 250 yards (137 - 229 m)
Circumference: 18"/46 cm, unstretched; Height: 9 (14)"/23 (35.5) cm

Worked in the round from the ribbed brim up to the star-shaped top of the crown, the Thaw Hat is perfect for the changeable weather that ushers in Spring. The highly textured stitch pattern combines the refinement of lacy and twisted stitches with the rustic charm of Green Mountain Spinnery’s wonderful worsted weight Maine Organic yarn (organic sheep from organic Maine farms processed using GMS’s Greenspun technique, then certified organic by the Vermont Organic Farmers) for maximum impact.

Finished Measurements
Circumference: 18” / 46 cm, unstretched
Height: 9 (14)“ / 23 (35.5) cm tall
Shown in taller size

Yarn: Green Mountain Spinnery Maine Organic (100% wool; 250 yds / 4 oz. skein), color: White, 1 skein for either size
Needle: US 6 / 4 mm 16” circular needle plus set of DPNs (or preferred method for working small circumferences)
Notions: Stitch markers, tapestry needle

20 sts & 22 rows = 4 inches / 10 cm in Twisted Ribbing, unstretched

At the Spinnery
Print copies available from Green Mountain Spinnery and from One More Row Press

Bringing together a talented group of “friends of the Spinnery”, At the Spinnery takes you to the worker-owned fiber cooperative in Putney, Vermont, where you will find a dozen knitting patterns in almost as many different yarns to outfit you from top to toes in wooly goodness. Visit the Green Mountain Spinnery’s website at to choose the perfect yarns for your project and to order your print copy today.

Designs include:

  • Buttonbush Pullover by Heather Zoppetti
  • Catharus Shawl by Bonnie Sennott
  • Catkins Socks by Amelia Velarde
  • Green Leaf Pullover by Maureen Clark
  • Greenbanks Hollow Cardigan by Amy Herzog
  • Ikinngut Pullover by Jennifer Dassau
  • Millstone Blanket by Kate Salomon
  • Mizuna Shawl by Angela Tong
  • Sap Run Vest by Larisa Demos
  • Sheepscot Pullover by Kathleen Dames
  • Snowmelt Cowl by Cap Sease
  • Thaw Hat by Kathleen Dames

Stitch patterns are charted. Schematics are provided. Information on yarn substitution, chart reading, and finishing is included. Yarns for all patterns provided by Green Mountain Spinnery. Shot on location in Putney, Vermont, by award-winning photographer Gale Zucker.

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