Woodblock Hat by Emily Greene

Woodblock Hat

May 2020
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
31 stitches and 38 rows = 4 inches
in 5x1 Ribbing, after wet-blocking, measured unstretched
US 2½ - 3.0 mm
170 - 210 yards (155 - 192 m)
Beanie (Slouchy, Watchcap): 17" [43 cm] circumference; 8 (9, 10)" [20.5 (23, 25.5) cm] length
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Evoke the deep furrows and raised edges of traditional printmaking with the Woodblock Hat. Punctuations of reverse stockinette highlight the sharp angles of this unisex design which can be knit in beanie, slouchy, and watchcap styles. Worked from the brim up, regal triangles of texture coalesce in a starburst crown of raised knit stitches. Equally stunning inside and out, this fully reversible design will intrigue and cocoon you season after season. And with Peerie’s sparkling palette of Merino, you’ll be hard-pressed to stop at just one.

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Please note: the stitch patterns used for this accessory include written as well as charted instructions.


This hat is worked circularly from brim to crown.


Brooklyn Tweed Peerie — 100% American Merino Wool (210 yards/192 meters, 50 grams)

  • 1 skein
  • Samples photographed in colors Muslin (Beanie), Burnished (Slouchy), and Nocturne (Watchcap)
  • Note: Watchcap size uses almost an entire skein. You may wish to consider purchasing an extra skein due to variation in individual work.


  • 170 (200, 210) yards 155 (183, 192) meters of fingering weight wool yarn


  • 31 stitches & 38½ rounds = 4”/10 cm in 5x1 Ribbing, after wet-blocking, measured unstretched


  • One 16”/40 cm circular needle and one set of double-pointed needles (DPNs) in size needed to obtain gauge listed
  • Suggested Size: 3 mm (US 2½)

Finished Dimensions

  • Beanie (Slouchy, Watchcap)
  • 17” [43 cm] circumference; 8 (9, 10)“ [20.5 (23, 25.5) cm] length

Skill Level
2 out of 5: Adventurous Beginner