Vendemmia by Madeleine Windsor


November 2017
Bulky (7 wpi) ?
Body pattern
US 9 - 5.5 mm
87 - 143 yards (80 - 131 m)
child/teen beanie [adult medium beanie, adult large beanie](adult medium slouchy, adult large slouchy)
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This soft as a cloud cabled hat is a dream to wear! The super luxurious yarn combines with the unusual stitch patterns to give the perfect late autumn/winter accessory.

Vendemmia (ven-dem-me-ah), Italian for harvest or vintage, is generally but not exclusively used to refer to a wine’s vintage (year). With the mock cable rib echoing the vines twisting up the canes, and the scrumptious yarn, this hat is as beautiful and comforting as a smooth red wine with excellent vintage!


The instructions in the pattern are given in the order:
Child beanie medium beanie, large beanielouch, large slouch)

Note: to get a “child/teenager” slouchy hat follow the instructions for the medium beanie.

All measurements given are for the unstretched hat after blocking—there is a large amount of stretch in this design, due to the cables and the yarn. The intended negative ease is 10-16 cm / 4-6”, so if in doubt, measure your head circumference, subtract the negative ease, and compare that number to the circumferences given.

Yarn amounts given include a 10% buffer.

Beanie styles:
Circumference: 40 cm / 15.75”
Height: 18.5 cm / 7.25”
Yarn needed: 73 g

Adult Medium
Circumference: 40 cm / 15.75”
Height: 21 cm / 8.25”
Yarn needed: 84 g

Adult Large
Circumference: 47 cm / 18.5”
Height: 23.5 cm / 9.25”
Yarn needed: 109 g

Slouchy styles:
Adult Medium
Circumference: 40 cm / 15.75”
Height: 23.5 cm / 9.25”
Yarn needed: 95 g

Adult Large
Circumference: 47 cm / 18.5”
Height: 26.5 cm / 10.5”
Yarn needed: 120 g


5.5 mm / US size 9 needles for working a hat in the round: 80 cm / 32” long circular for magic loop or 40 cm /16” long circular + DPNs
Cable needle
1 stitch marker for beginning of round Tapestry needle


The Fibre Co. Tundra (60% baby alpaca, 30% merino, 10% silk; 109 m / 120 yards per 100 g): 1 1, 2) skein(s).

Note that the “adult large beanie” should be possible with 1 skein in most cases, but I list that up to 109 grams of yarn may be needed and therefore I put 2 skeins to be safe.

Sample shown in “Petrel” with a cream pompom from TOFT alpaca (

Or bulky weight yarn:
80 92, 11931) m / 87 100, 13043) yards


20 sts and 12 rounds = 12 cm / 41⁄2” across and 5 cm / 2” tall in body pattern, in the round, after blocking (laid flat and not stretching it once it’s dry).

Adjust needle size if necessary to get gauge

This pattern has been tech edited (by Nancy Bellamy) and test knit