Whittle is a slouchy cabled hat for the entire family, with purl ridges and large ribbing added for extra warmth and detail. This simple pattern includes 4 sizes, from Baby to Adult large!
Skill level: Beginning knitter; techniques used include knitting, purling, knitting in the round, creating simple cables, decreasing stitches. This is a great first cable project!
Yarn: Worsted weight / light worsted weight yarn
Baby: 50 yds / 45.7 m
Child: 110 yds / 100.5 m
Adult small: 145 yds / 132.6 m
Adult large: 190 yds / 173.7 m
1 skein each Stonehedge Fiber Mill Shepherd’s Wool Worsted in colors Beaches (Red, White, Roasted Pumpkin). Shepherd’s Wool Worsted is a light worsted weight yarn and actually closer to a DK weight. Please be sure to check your gauge before casting on the hat to achieve the best fit.
Sizes and Dimensions (unstretched circumference):
Baby: 12” / 30.4cm x 5.5” / 13.9cm height
Child: 15” / 38.1cm circ x 8” / 20.3cm height
Adult small: 18” / 45.7cm circ. x 9” / 22.8cm height
Adult large: 20” / 50.8cm circ. x 10” / 25.4cm height
Measurements taken after blocking.
Due to the nature of the large ribbing, this hat stretches out quite a bit. Feel free to go down a needle size or two to create a tighter fit. Baby size is meant to fit snuggly for newborn to 6 months, Child size can range from age 4 to 10 (modeled on a 4 year old with a 19” head), Adult small modeled on a 22” head, Adult large modeled on a 23” head.
Gauge: 18 sts x 28 rows = 4” in stockinette stitch
Needles: 16” and 40” US 8 / 5mm circular needle for
Magic Loop method or US 8 / 5mm double pointed needles, whichever method you prefer for knitting in the round (or size needed to obtain correct gauge).
Tools: row counter, cable needle, tapestry needle for weaving in ends, stitch marker for marking beginning of round
Thank you to all of my wonderful test knitters!!
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