So warm, so soft, so pretty. Sometimes putting something on that protects and comforts me reminds that whatever the weather (real or metaphorical) good things will prevail if I stay strong and grounded. Cold can be overcome, and we will return to the hearthside. The world will be set to rights and the darkness banished. Yes, a gentle little knitting project will soothe and calm, contributing, in a small, but important way, order and beauty. Meanwhile, the loveliness of a luxury yarn provides a moment of restorative pleasure.
Designed to be worn gently slouchy or as a beanie with the brim turned back.
Pattern is fully written out and charted.
Choose a size approx. 7-10 cm (3 ½ -4 in) less than your actual head size for a snug fit or 3-5cm/1 ¼ -2in less for more relaxed slouchy fit (as shown).
Age 18mo-4years 40.5cm/16 in circ. & 24cm/9 ½ in length
Age approx 4-adult M: 49cm/19 ¼ in circ. & 25cm/9 ¾ in length
Adult L 57cm/22 ½ in circ. And 26cm/10 ¼ in length
Shown in age4-M on a head circ. of 21in/53cm
5 mm (US 8) circular needle or correct needle size to achieve gauge and a needle 1mm (1-2 US sizes) smaller for the ribbing. You can use DPNS if you prefer. Pattern assumes magic loop, but you may substitute your preferred method for small circumference knitting when decreasing the crown.
I used smaller needles as I am a looser that average knitter.
16 stitches and 22 rows over 10cm/4 in over st st.
Knitting in the round
twisting stitches (cabling without a cable needle)
tapestry needle to weave in ends.
Yarn and yardage
Luxury Yarns Altopiano 100% cashmere aran. Two balls required for all sizes.
Age 18mo -4 years: 95m/105yds
Adult 4 years-adult M: 120m/130yds