New Pattern: Cribble Hat

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...

Cribble Hat

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! 

And because I love to spread the knitting love to all - save 15% on the hat here on my website or on Ravelry at checkout (no coupon code needed) until 11:59 pst on Sunday, January 21st!


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.