Inspired by one of the loveliest autumn destinations I’ve ever visited, the Rhinecliff Hat features everything that I love about hat knitting: cables, timeless texture, & a cozy brim. The cable and rib pattern flows naturally into the crown & an extra large pom-pom!
This unisex hat is worked in one piece in the round from the brim upward. The brim is cast on using an optional tubular cast-on known as the Italian cast-on. Worsted-weight merino yarn ensures both warmth & softness against the skin; choose a solid or mostly solid colorway to let the texture take center stage.
A word about sizing: the baby and toddler/child sizes share the same finished circumference but have different finished heights. This hat is very stretchy, so be sure to choose a size that is at least a couple of inches smaller than your actual head circumference!
Sample knit in Hudson by Jill Draper (240 yds per 106 g), an alternative is given below. Cascade 220 Superwash and Rowan Pure Wool Worsted may also be used.