Rib'n Cables Beanie
Please add 2 balls of Drops Big Merino, Worsted Weight #4 from for all sizes to your cart.
The blend of cables and ribs make this an attractive, unisex hat that is relatively quick to make.
Using smaller needles make for a dense knit to keep your head warm this winter.
There are two sizes to choose from and two different brim options, single and folded brim.
Because of the ribbing this hat is very stretchy and forgiving, so you don’t need to worry too much about the stitch gauge. The row count, however, is important to achieve the right length for your hat. If need be, you can make adjustments by changing needle size and/or ribbing length on the bottom.
Gauge: 22 sts and 28 rounds in 2 x 2 ribbing. A heavier Worsted/Aran rather than a light worsted for better results.
Materials- Size 4mm (6 US) 16” circular needles and double pointed needles (or size needed for gauge) or 4mm circular needles for Magic Loop.
Approx. 105, (115) metres (115, (125) yds) for single brim or 130, (160) metres (140, (175) yds) for folded brim of worsted / aran weight yarn.
Cable needle. One stitch marker and yarn needle.
Adult S/M, L/XL (21/22, 23/24) inches
Knitted men’s hat in Big Merino. Knitted in the round, bottom up.
DROPS Big Merino is the sequel to DROPS Merino Extra Fine, spun from extra fine merino wool fibers from free-range animals in South America.
The main characteristics of DROPS Big Merino are the softness, volume, elasticity and even result, which makes it ideal for knitting structured patterns such as cables. The yarn is also superwash treated and therefore machine washable and suitable for everyday use.
DROPS Big Merino is spun from multiple thin strands, which gives the yarn extra elasticity. It is this special construction that makes it extra important to treat the garment right: make sure that you knit with the correct tension and rather use a tight tension than loose. Don't wash your garment too warm, never leave it to soak and let the garment dry flat.