Inspired by one of the loveliest autumn destinations I’ve ever visited, the Rhinecliff Hat features everything that I love about hat knitting: classic cables, timeless texture, and a cozy brim. The cable and rib pattern flows naturally into the crown and an extra large pom-pom!
This unisex hat is worked in one piece in the round from the brim upward. The brim is cast on using an optional tubular cast-on known as the Italian cast-on. Worsted-weight merino yarn ensures both warmth and softness against the skin; choose a solid or mostly solid colorway to let the texture take center stage.
A word about sizing: the baby and toddler/child sizes share the same finished circumference but have different finished heights. This hat is very stretchy, so be sure to choose a size that is at least a couple of inches smaller than your actual head circumference.
Baby (Toddler/Child, Adult Small, Adult Large)
Head circumference of approx: 16 (16-19, 19-21, 21-23)” / 41 (41-48, 48-53, 53-58) cm
Circumference (unstretched): 14 (14, 16, 18¼)” / 35.5 (35.5, 40.5, 46.5) cm
Height: 6 (7, 8, 8½)” / 15.25 (17.75, 20.5, 21.5) cm
Worsted-weight yarn at approx. 240 yds (219 m) per 106 g (3.74 oz): 120 (135, 175, 215) yds / 110 (125, 160, 200 m)
» Yardage includes yarn for pom-pom
» Adult Large shown in Jill Draper Makes Stuff Hudson (100% merino wool; 240 yds (219 m) per 106 g (3.74 oz)): “Pastry Cream,” 1 skein
» Baby shown in Jill Draper Makes Stuff Hudson (100% merino wool; 240 yds (219 m) per 106 g (3.74 oz)): “Bottle,” 1 skein
Needles and Notions:
US 7 (4.5 mm) 16” circular needle and DPNs, or size needed to obtain gauge
US 6 (4.0 mm) 16” circular needle
Marker; cable needle; yarn needle
Optional: US 5 (3.75 mm) straight needles; pom-pom maker
22 stitches / 32 rounds = 4” (10 cm) in Beaded Rib (unstretched) with largest needles, after blocking
22 stitches / 16 rounds = 3” (7.5 cm) wide and 2” (5 cm) high in Cable Panel with largest needles, after blocking
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