Umbriel Beanie by Non-solid Solid

Umbriel Beanie

Knitting
January 2018
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
18.5 stitches and 34 rows = 4 inches
in 1x1 rib
US 4 - 3.5 mm
260 yards (238 m)
Medium, to fit 22.5" head.
This pattern is available as a free Ravelry download

I designed this hat in my favorite silhouette: it has a snug 1x1 ribbed brim, which transitions into half brioche stitch for the body of the hat, before narrowing into a cute blunted point at the crown. If you prefer a hat without a pointed crown, simply tug the hat down on your head and fold up the 1x1 ribbed portion for a snug, ear-warming beanie instead!

I used the Italian cast-on method, which results in an extremely professional, flexible 1x1 rib edge. I have fallen in love with this cast-on method, and now go out of my way to us it on projects; it is exemplary when used on socks.

This is the first knitting pattern I have shared with the wider world; if you find my terminology confusing, please let me know! If you do use the pattern to knit a hat, please tag it with #UmbrielBeanie when posting on social media, so I can find it and admire it!