Tread by Shannon Cook


Worsted (9 wpi) ?
16 stitches and 25 rows = 4 inches
in St st on larger needles, in the round
US 8 - 5.0 mm
US 10 - 6.0 mm
142 yards (130 m)
Adult Small (Adult Medium and Adult Large) - 21 (22, 23)in/53 (56, 58)cm
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TREAD is part of the book Within: Knitting Patterns to Warm the Soul a collaboration by designers Jane Richmond & Shannon Cook, featuring six signature patterns for wherever your heart takes you.


Twisted Rib and Garter stitches combine in this cozy, textured topper. In super soft merino with a luxe faux fur pom pom, this hat will take you from a morning at the farmers’ market to an evening by the campfire without a backward glance. With three sizes and a wide range of yarns to choose from (it looks just as good in regular worsted as it does in chainette), you just might find yourself making multiples.

1 skein Woolfolk FAR (100% Merino, 142yds/130m per skein, chainette), shown in Colour #1 OR approx 142yds/130m of worsted weight chainette yarn

16 sts and 25 rnds = 4in/10cm in St st on larger needles, in the round

5mm/US 8 (for ribbing)
16in circular needle OR 32in circular needle for Magic Loop Method

6mm/US 10 (for body of hat)
16in circular needle and dpns OR 32in circular needle for Magic Loop Method

Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain proper gauge.

Adult Small (Adult Medium, Adult Large) to fit head circumference 21 (22, 23)in/53 (56, 58)cm

Stitch marker
Yarn needle
Bernat Faux Fur Pom Pom in colourway Grey Linx

Approx 17 (18, 19)in/43 (46, 48)cm brim circumference (unstretched) and 9.25 (9.25, 9.75)in/23.5 (23.5, 25)cm height, blocked