Winding Road by Clare Devine

Winding Road

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August 2016
DK (11 wpi) ?
24 stitches and 36 rows = 4 inches
in Stocking stitch in the round
US 4 - 3.5 mm
142 - 208 yards (130 - 190 m)
Medium (Large) Finished brim circumference: 52.5 (61.25)cm / 20.5 (24)in To fit cms: 48 – 55 (55 – 62)cm / 19 – 21.75 (22 – 24)in
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Winding Road

The winding roads of life can sometimes take us on unexpected journeys with twists and turns when we least expect them, this hat was inspired by that winding road and the enduring friendships that accompany us every step of the way.

Worked from the brim to the crown this hat features a winding cable pattern with carefully integrated crown decreases meaning your crown is as gorgeous as the hat itself. The cables may look complicated but they are fairly easy to knit and can all be worked with, or without a cable needle.

Charts and written instructions are provided allowing you to work with what you are most comfortable with. Video tutorials are available to show how to cable without a cable needle.

The beautiful structure of the yarn really allows the cables to pop. The hat would also work with a slightly bouncier yarn or one with a subtle halo. You might have to make more than one of this fantastic hat.


Eden Cottage Oakworth DK (DK; 100% NZ Polwarth; 220m / 245yds per 100g skein) 1 skein
MC Shade: Steel
Sample (medium) used 60g (132m / 147yds)

3.5mm / US4 circular needle 40cm / 16in length (or 80cm / 32in length for magic loop)

One stitch marker (or 6 / 7 stitch markers if you wish to mark each pattern repeat)
Tapestry needle for weaving in ends
Cable needle (optional)


24 sts and 36 rows / rnds over 10cm / 4in of stocking stitch worked in the round, blocked.


Medium (Large)

Finished brim circumference:
52.5 (61.25)cm / 20.5 (24)in
To fit cms:
48 – 55 (55 – 62)cm / 19 – 21.75 (22 – 24)in
Finished length from brim to crown:
21 (23) cm / 8.25 (9.75)in
Length can be adjusted by adding rounds to the brim, see notes in pattern.