Ok, so not all naming of patterns is mysterious and specifically related to an intangible memory. This one is pretty on the nose... there's ribbing, and cables so...
I love the rustic texture and warmth of this hat! Originally designed for my Mum, who, for her 60th birthday, wished for a semi-slouchy beanie: this hat is classic, simple and easy wearing!
And this Green Mountain Spinnery Weekend Wool? Hullo! Totally a new yarn crush for me. It's a little "crunchy" - i.e.: it's not floppy and loose, it stands up on it's own in the most glorious way - and the color is divine! I think it needs to used to design a vest, no? The collar would be amazing!
Here's the details so you can make your very own Cribble!
- Cribble Hat pattern
- Green Mountain Spinnery Weekend Wool (2-ply worsted weight; 100% American wool; 140 yds / 128 m per skein), 2 skeins: ‘Pine Warbler 7798’
- US 6 (4 mm) 16” / 40 cm circular needle
- US 8 (5 mm) 16” / 40 cm circular needle AND set of DPNs
- Stitch marker
- Cable needle
- Row counter (optional)
- Tapestry needle
Finished Size and Gauge
- 16” / 40 cm circumference (unstretched), 9.25” / 23.5 cm tall (fits most adult women; modeled on a 22” / 56 cm head)
- 24 sts and 32 rows = 4” over 2 x 2 rib on Large needle, taken after blocking
- This hat is worked in the round from the brim up beginning with the Small needle for the Brim, changing to the Large needle for the Body of the hat.
- Adjust needle size as necessary to match gauge. The Small needle should be 2 needle sizes smaller than the Large needle when gauge is met.
- Written instructions are provided for the entirety of the hat.
- When the circumference of the hat becomes too small for the circular needle during the Crown Shaping, change to DPNs to finish the hat.
- When the hat is worn as designed, the beginning of round will be above the left ear rather than behind the head.