Towline Hat by Kerry Bullock-Ozkan

Towline Hat

Knitting
December 2021
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
23 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches
in cable pattern
US 7 - 4.5 mm
US 8 - 5.0 mm
140 - 227 yards (128 - 208 m)
Adult S/M, Adult L/XL
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The Towline Hat is cozy cabled hat that harkens back to classic Aran sweaters, with options for a beanie or a foldover ribbed brim to keep your ears toasty this winter.

Yarn Worsted/aran weight yarn; approximately 140 (175) yds/ 128 (160) m for the beanie version or 182 (227) yds/ 166 (208) m for the watchcap version. I recommend a 3- or 4-ply wool or wool blend with some bounce.
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Fiber Tarheelbilly Farm, 100% American Tunis, 4 oz (141.5 g).

The Ivory watchcap sample in Size S/M is knit in handpsun American Tunis lambswool - spinning notes are included if you’d like to spin your own.

The Green watchcap sample in Size S/M uses 2 skeins of Brooklyn Tweed Tones (100% American Columbia Wool; 140 yds 128 m/ 50 g 1.7 oz); colorway: Zest Undertone.

The Red beanie sample in Size L/XL uses 2 skeins of Brooklyn Tweed Ranch 02 (100% American Rambouillet Wool; 102 yards 93 m/50 g 1.7 oz).

Needles Size 7 (4.5 mm) 16” (40 cm) circular and set of dpns
Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.

Notions Marker (m); cable needle (optional); tapestry needle

Gauge 23 sts and 28 rnds = 4” in Cable Pattern, blocked

Sizes S/M (L/XL), to fit 18”–21” (22”–24”) head circumference
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Finished Size 17” (21¼“) circumference
Finished Length Beanie: 8¼”; Watchcap: 10¼“ long, with brim unfolded

Note: The smaller size will stretch to fit up to a 23” head circumference with a snug fit. If you prefer a looser fit, choose the larger size.