Yarn: 2 skeins of Sweet Fiber Yarns Cashmere Aran (91m / 100y per 50g skein). Hats pictured are knit in Bruin and Smoke.
Sizing: To fit an adult head 22-24 inches in circumference.
Measurements: 8 inches wide, 11 inches long (unfolded brim) or 8.5 inches long (folded brim)
4mm / 6US 16” circular needle
5mm / 8US 16” circular needle
5mm / 8US dpns for decreases
Ribbing: 20 stitches per 4 inches in rib pattern (unstretched), using smaller needles
Body: 12 stitches and 7 rows = 2 inches by 1 inch in the cable pattern, using larger needles
3/3 LC: Slip 3 stitches to cable needle, hold in front, K3, K3 from cable needle.
2/2 LC: Slip 2 stitches to cable needle, hold in front, K2, K2 from cable needle.
SSK: Slip 2 stitches separately, knit together through back loop
K2tog: Knit 2 stitches together
P2tog: Purl 2 stitches together
With smaller circular needles cast on 96 stitches. Place marker and join in round. Work ribbing until piece measures 4” from cast on edge.
Ribbing: (K2, P2) repeat to end of round.
Switch to larger needles and begin body. Repeat brackets to end of round.
Rnds 1-3: (K6, P2, K2, P2)
Rnd 4: (3/3 LC, P2, K2, P2)
Rnds 5-10: (K6, P2, K2, P2)
Work rounds 1-10 once. Repeat rounds 4-10 only four times more.
Change to DPNS when there are too few stitches to continue in the round on a circular needle.
Rnd 1:(3/3 LC, P2, K2, P2)
Rnd 2: (K6, P2, K2, P2)
Rnd 3: (K6, P2, K2, P2)
Rnd 4: (SSK, K2, K2tog, P2, K2, P2)
Rnd 5: (2/2 LC, P2, K2, P2)
Rnd 6: (K4, P2tog, K2, P2tog)
Rnd 7: (SSK, K2tog, P1, K2, P1)
Rnd 8: (K2tog, P1, K2tog, P1)
Rnd 9: Remove marker, K1, place marker, K2tog to end of round.
Break yarn. Using a darning needle, thread yarn through the remaining stitches, pull tight and secure on wrong side. Weave in ends and block. Clip ends once dry.