Tillage Hat by Jared Flood

Tillage Hat

October 2019
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
25 stitches and 33 rows = 4 inches
in Tillage Chart with Size A needle(s), after blocking
US 8 - 5.0 mm
US 5 - 3.75 mm
152 yards (139 m)
18½" [47 cm] circumference; 8" [20.5 cm] length
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Designed for our newest ranch-specific yarn, Ranch 02: Forbes, the Tillage Hat showcases the softness and elasticity of American Rambouillet wool. This hat features the same cable motif as our Tillage pullover — bold cable panels and plenty of gansey-inspired texture — but in a thicker, worsted-weight gauge for a fast and fun knit.

While this pattern was written for Ranch 02, a limited-edition yarn, Tones or Shelter can be used as a substitute for the pattern at the same gauge.

Please note: the stitch patterns for this hat are charted only.


The hat is worked circularly from brim to crown.


  • 2 skeins of Brooklyn Tweed Ranch 02: Forbes (100% American Rambouillet Wool; 102 yards/50 grams)

  • Photographed in Natural


  • 152 total yards of worsted weight wool yarn


  • 25 stitches & 33 rounds = 4” in Tillage Chart with Size A needle(s), after blocking

Size A (for Main Fabric)

  • One 16” circular needle and one set of double-pointed (DPNs) in size needed to obtain gauge listed

  • Suggested Size: 5 mm (US 8)

Size B (for Ribbing)

  • One 16” circular needle, three sizes smaller than Size A

  • Suggested Size: 3.75 mm (US 5)

Finished Dimensions

  • 18½“ [47 cm] circumference (to comfortably fit head sizes 20-23” [51-58.5 cm])

  • 8” [20.5 cm] length

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

  • Cabled Cast On Method

Skill Level

  • 3 out of 5: Intermediate

To learn more about the special yarn used for the Tillage Hat, watch our video about Ranch 02: Forbes’s origins and development here.