Wister Hat by Courtney Kelley

Wister Hat

January 2022
Bulky (7 wpi) ?
14 stitches and 23 rows = 4 inches
in Spiral Slip Stitch
US 8 - 5.0 mm
US 10 - 6.0 mm
123 yards (112 m)
18.25 (46.5 cm) circumference, unstretched; 9” (23 cm) height.
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Introducing the Year of (Bulky) Hats!
We continue to be overwhelmed at the positive reception to our Year of Hats from 2019, and it was a no brainer to do it again in Germantown Bulky!

The first pattern in the series is the Wister Hat designed by Courtney Kelley, and it is sure to be the squishy, slipped stitch, cabled, cosy hat of your dreams! She hopes you enjoy knitting it as much as she did.

Worthy of Note
This gorgeously textured hat is worked in the round from the bottom up.

Slip all stitches purlwise with yarn in back.

On round 7 of the stitch pattern, and rounds 3 and 7 of the decrease section, you will need to remove the marker in order to work the cable cross over the beginning of the round. Follow the instructions in the pattern carefully.


Kelbourne Woolens Germantown Bulky (100% N. American wool; 123 yds/100 gm skein): forest green 310, 1 skein.
14 sts and 23 rnds = 4” (10 cm) in Spiral Slip Stitch on larger needles, after blocking.
1 – 16” (40 cm) US 8 (5 mm) circular.
1 – 16” (40 cm) US 10 (6 mm) circular.
1 – set US 10 (6 mm) DPNs.
Check your gauge and adjust needle size(s) accordingly if necessary.
Ring marker, stitch marker, cable needle (optional), tapestry needle, Kelbourne Woolens label, sewing needle
18.25 (46.5 cm) circumference, unstretched; 9” (23 cm) height.
Knitting, purling, simple cable cross.

Useful Tips
For a tutorial on working from charts, visit our tips and tricks here.

For a tutorial on working cables across repeats, visit our tips and tricks here.

For a tutorial on cabling without a cable needle, visit our tips and tricks here.

Images Linette Messina Kielinski

Edits (v1 only prior to 1/13):
Spiral Slip Stitch, Rnd 7 should read: “…C1/1L, k2;…”
Crown Decreases Rnd 5 should read: “…C1/2Ldec, C1…”