Glacial striations and ancient cliff facings are echoed in the textural patterning of the Shear hat, making for an organic rendition of the classic ribbed beanie. This unisex style features a striking pattern of unbalanced ribbing and diagonal texture made up of knits, purls, and simple decreases. Both charted and written instructions are accessible for beginning knitters, and engaging for those more experienced.
Written in one size, with finished circumference of 17¼" [44 cm] to comfortably fit average adult head sizes 20-24" [51-61 cm]; 8½ (10¾)" [21.5 (27) cm] length
Please note: Measurements are taken from relaxed fabric after blocking.
157 (201) total yards of DK weight wool yarn
2 skeins Brooklyn Tweed Arbor (100% American Targhee wool; 145 yards/50 grams)
Beanie photographed in colors Arabesque and Norway; Watchcap photographed in Lovat and Mesa
28 stitches x 34 rows = 4″ in 1x2 ribbing with Size A needle, unstretched after blocking
Size A (for Main Fabric)
One 16″ circular and one set of double-pointed needles* in size needed to obtain gauge listed
Suggested Size: 3¼ mm (US 3)
Size B (for Turning Round, Watchcap Only)
One 16″ circular needle*, 3 sizes smaller than Size A
Suggested Size: 2 mm (US 0)
*A 32” circular needle can be used instead of 16” circular and DPNs if using the Magic Loop method for working small circumferences in the round.
Adventurous Beginner: Skills required include knitting in the round and decreasing.
Instructions for textured stitch patterns and crown shaping are provided in both charted and written form.