Rhubarb & Custard Hat and Mitten Set – by Helena Timms


A quick DK weight knitted set with a small amount of colourwork. This is a simple geometric pattern in colours that remind me of childhood sweets! Written for 3 adult sizes with hat options for longer slouchy style with folded brim or short ear skimming beanie.


John Arbon Textiles Knit by Numbers, DK (100% organically farmed Falklands Merino; 250 metres per 100g)
Shown in: KBN110 (mustard); 1 skein & KBN128 (raspberry pink); 1 skein

Size and Measurements

Adult Small[Medium,Large]

To fit 48[53,61]cm/19[21,24]” head

Actual size (approx.):
23[25,28]cm/9[10,11]” diameter
26.5cm/10.5” length (long version)
21cm/8.25” length (short version)

To fit 19[21.5,24]cm/7.5[8.5,9.5]” palm circumference

Actual size (approx):
6.5[7.5,8.5]cm/2.5[3,3.25]” wide at wrist
11[11,13]cm/4.25[4.25,5]” wide at start of thumb
9[9.5,10]cm/3.5[3.75,4]” wide at end of gusset
17[18,19]cm/6.75[7,7.5]” length

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3.25 mm and 4 mm circular needles – adjust needle size if necessary to obtain correct gauge


Stitch holder, Cable Needle, Stitch markers, Tapestry needle, Mitten blocker (optional) and pom pom maker (optional)


24 sts x 36 rows to 10 cm / 4″ in stockinette stitch on larger needles after blocking.