This deeply textured watchcap has a twist: the cabled fabric adorning the main body of the hat is mirrored on the faux fold-over brim. The shape of the crown and the classic OXO cable motifs are a nostalgic nod to the woolen workwear of fishermen. Forge is worked from the top down, so you can customize the finished length to form an elfin peak or a close beanie fit. Brim and body are worked separately and joined with a clean, decorative bind-off around the hat’s base.
Knit Forge in a bright accent color or a subtle natural tone and add a rugged, classic note to your wardrobe when the weather turns cold.
Note: This pattern was originally released in September, 2012 with our BT Fall 12 collection. The pattern was updated to include new styling and photos in our BT Ganseys Collection in March of 2016.
- Approximately 240 yards of worsted weight wool yarn
- 2 skeins of Brooklyn Tweed Shelter (100% American Targhee-Columbia wool; 140 yards/50g)
- Photographed in colors Fauna & Embers
Please note: the stitch patterns in this garment are charted only.
Working Gauge: 42 stitches & 42 rounds = 5″ in cable pattern with Gauge Needle; measured over Body Chart (stitches 8-49 of chart) from relaxed fabric before blocking
Finished Gauge: 38 stitches & 42 rounds = 5″ in cable pattern with Gauge Needle; measured over Body Chart (stitches 10-47 of chart) from relaxed fabric after blocking (no stretch added; change in gauge comes from natural bloom of fabric when wet-blocked)
Size A (“Gauge Needle”): One 16″ circular needle and one spare DPN or straight needle in size needed to obtain gauge
Suggested Size: 4½ mm (US 7)
Size B: One set of DPNs (or long circular, if working Magic Loop method), one size smaller than Gauge Needle
Suggested Size: 4 mm (US 6)
Size C: One 16″ circular needle one size larger than Gauge Needle
Suggested Size: 5 mm (US 8)
Size D: One 16″ circular needle two sizes larger than Gauge Needle
Suggested Size: 5½ mm (US 9)
Size E (for Tubular Cast On only): One 16″ circular needle two sizes smaller than Gauge Needle
Suggested Size: 3¾ mm (US 5)
Size F (for I-Cord Joinery Bind Off only): A single DPN (or straight needle) three sizes larger than Gauge Needle, for working bind off
Suggested Size: 6 mm (US 10)
20″ circumference at widest point (not including brim), 8½” height; measurements taken from relaxed (unstretched) hat after blocking