Withy Hat Kit (issue three)
We now offer handy kits for all our patterns in The Annual (issue three). This is the fab Withy Hat by Sonja Bargielowska, and all kits include enough yarn to knit this hat, along with a limited edition button badge and a fab project bag to keep it all safe. Happy knitting! Please be aware that the kit does not include a copy of the Annual as we know some of you will have ordered them separately
Knitted in autumnal shades from the Yarnadelic or Harvest Hues Worsted ranges, this hat makes a warm and cosy knit that’s perfect for keeping out the wind on a chilly winter’s day on the moors. The twisted stitch cable reminds us of basket work, so we called this pattern ‘Withy’ which is an old word for Willow.
Beginning with a tubular cast on, this hat is worked in the round from the bottom up. The single rib brim can either be worked to a short or doubled length and texture is added to the body of the hat using twisted stitches.
Yarnadelic (Worsted; 216m per 100g)
Harvest Hues (Worsted; 200m per 100g)
Short Brim: 25 (40, 55, 70)g
Folded Brim: 40 (60, 80, 100)g
Samples shown in:
Short Brim, size 4: Yarnadelic, Harmonium (song for a)
Folded Brim, size 3: Yarnadelic, Badi Da
Folded Brim, size 3: Harvest Hues, Russet
1 (2, 3, 4)
Toddler (child, small adult, large adult)
Hat Circumference (A): 33 (41, 49, 57.5)cm / 13 (16, 19.5, 23)”
Hat Depth (B – Short Brim): 14 (18, 20, 22.5)cm / 5.5 (7, 8, 9)”
Hat Depth (C – Folded Brim): 21 (25.5, 28, 29.5)cm / 8.5 (10, 11, 11.75)”
Designed to be worn with 5-9cm / 2-3.5” negative ease around the brim.
22 sts x 28 rnds = 10cm / 4” over Chart A pattern using larger needles, after blocking.
28 sts x 30 rnds = 10cm / 4” over 1×1 twisted rib using smaller needles, after blocking.
Knitting needles suitable for working small circumferences in the round:
3.75mm (UK9 / US5) for main fabric
3.5mm (US4) for ribbing
Always use a needle size that results in the correct gauge after blocking.
Beginning with a tubular cast-on, this hat is worked in the round, from the bottom up. The ribbed brim can be worked either short, or longer and then folded. After the brim, texture is added using twisted stitches.
Withy is designed as a slouchy hat; work fewer repeats of Chart A if you want a more fitted beanie.
The Annual (issue three)
This pattern is currently only available in print. Pick up a copy of our Annual here.