This classic, unisex cap in five sizes (XS/S/M/L/XL) gets its name from a popular style of chain link with a similar appearance. This is a hat with the right amount of yummy texture to satisfy any appetite—it’ll be a “go” with a sleek dress coat or a casual tech jacket. Knit it with the doubled brim (shown here) for extra warmth around the ears or with a trim single brim for smooth urban style. Likewise, a slouchy length or close-fit size is up to you.
Substituting yarn and/or needles may result in an overall variation in size, elasticity, or yardage requirement.
Suggested Yarns: Bare Naked Wools Finn Dandy Sport, Festivus Sport, Jacob's Dream Sport, Chebris Sport, Confection Sport, Modern Deco Sport, or Better Breakfast Fingering, Elemental Affects Civility Sport, ElsaWool Worsted Spun Cormo or Maine Spun Sportweight, or any sport yarn that knits to pattern gauge
13.25(14.75, 16.5, 18, 19.75) inches around brim (unstretched) to fit heads measuring up to 19(21, 22.5, 24, 26.5) inches around
Yardage for XS(S, M, L, XL):
150(165, 185, 260, 285) yards
22 sts and 35 rows = 4 inches in stockinette stitch on larger needles (washed and air-dried)
28 sts and 35 rows = 4 inches in cable pattern on larger needles (washed and air-dried)
size 6US (4.0 mm) 16-inch circular needle and DPNs (or size to obtain correct gauge)
size 4US (3.5 mm) 16-inch circular needle (or .5 mm smaller than gauge needle)
Cable needle several sizes smaller than gauge needle