This appealing cap in five sizes (XS/S/M/L/XL) is destined to be a favorite friend on chilly days. With a delicious cable-and-rib texture to satisfy any appetite, it’s a fitting unisex topper for all ages. Knit with a double brim for extra warmth around the ears, it can easily be worked with a trim single brim for a smooth urban style. Choose a light, airy yarn to achieve that slouchy soft “plop” or a denser, tightly spun yarn for more prominant stitch definition.
Shown here in Bare Naked Wools Blues Singer Fingering; size M in color Robert Johnson
Matching Motif: Toasty Oats Cowl
Bare Naked Wools Blues Singer Fingering, Better Breakfast Fingering, Stone Soup Fingering, Finn Dandy 2-ply Sport, Shetlandia Sport, Jacob's Dream Sport, Polwarth Sport, or any fingering/light sport yarn that knits to pattern gauge
Substituting yarn and/or needles may result in an overall variation in size, elasticity, or yardage requirement.
12(14.5, 17, 19.5, 22) inches in brim circumference; stretches to fit heads measuring up to 16(18.5, 21, 23.5, 26.5) inches around
Yardage Requirements: 130(160, 220, 255, 325) yards
23 sts and 35 rows = 4 inches / 10 cm in stockinette stitch on larger needles (knit flat, washed, and air-dried)
31 sts and 42 rows = 4 inches / 10 cm in cable and rib pattern on larger needles (knit flat, washed, and air-dried)
size 5US (3.75 mm) 16-inch circular needles (or size to obtain correct gauge)
size 3US (3.25 mm) 16-inch circular needle (or .5 mm smaller than gauge needle)
Cable needle several sizes smaller than gauge needle
Note: pattern is written for construction on one or two circular needles, but any circular method may be used