Barberry Hat – by Sonja Bargielowska


This hat is worked in the round, from the bottom up. The ribbed brim is interspersed with cables, which then interlock and snake their way along the main fabric of the hat and end just before the crown shaping begins. All those cables make this a wonderfully engaging pattern to knit.

Cables have both charted and written instructions. Please note that, due to the seamless nature of the cable design, you will need to move the markers on a few rounds of the chart.


John Arbon Textiles Harvest Hues, Worsted / Light Aran (35% organically farmed Falklands Merino, 35% Devon Zwartbles; 200 metres per 100g)
Shown in: Pomegranate or Juniper; 1 skein

Finished Measurements 

Length: 23 cm / 9 inches
Brim circumference: 47 cm / 18.5 inches

Designed to be worn with 5-10 cm / 2-4 inches negative ease.

Note: Due to the large cable repeat Barberry is only available in one size. However, you can always change the size by switching needles. Go down a needle size for a smaller hat and up a needle size for a larger one. This yarn is so bouncy, that is will easily accommodate the difference in gauge.

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4.5mm (7UK / US7) knitting needles suitable for working small circumferences in the round


3 stitch markers including 1 unique marker, cable needle, darning needle to sew in ends


22 sts x 28 rows = 10 cm / 4 inches over 2×2 rib worked in the round after blocking
25 sts x 29 rows = 10 cm / 4 inches over cable pattern worked in the round after blocking

Note: One full repeat of cable chart measures 15 cm / 6 inches