Ysolda's Oxidize hat features an asymmetrical cable panel that makes a basic ribbed beanie much more interesting to work. Cables are worked with twisted slipped stitches that stand out very crisply from the background. Use either a single colour, or alternate two to give the effect of solid coloured cables against a subtly striped background (ignore references to CC and MC when working solid version). Varying the length and ease creates a fitted beanie or a loose, slouchy hat. The hat is completed with shaping worked neatly into the pattern, bringing the ribs and cable panel in to twine together at the top.
This pattern is a downloadable PDF.
Size: Finished Circumference approx: 17[19½, 22½, 25]". For a slouchier fit, work the size closest to actual head measurement. For a snug fit, work the size approximately 2? smaller than actual head measurement ( for example, for a snug hat on a 22" head work the size 19½"). Shown in short 19½" and long 22½".
Yarn: Worsted weight yarn in 1 or 2 colours (in equal amounts).Short version: approx 110[130, 150, 170] yds. Long version: approx 140[160, 180, 205] yds. Shown in A Verb For Keeping Warm Slick (75% superwash bfl wool, 25% silk, 240yds/113g); Solid version and CC for striped version - Indigo Blue Sky; MC for striped version - Supernova.
Needles: US 6 16" circular and dpns or long circular(s)
Gauge: 20 sts and 28 rnds = 4? / 10cm in twisted rib pattern. Work swatch in the rnd in a basic twisted rib pattern: even rows: (p5, k1tbl, p2, k1tbl, p5); odd rows: (p5, sl1, p2, sl1, p5)