Ribbed Beanie & Watchcap

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A simple and versatile marled cap in Shelter makes a quick gift knit or instantly adds a new dimension to your cold-weather wardrobe. This unisex hat can be worked to beanie length or extended as a watch cap — wear it with a folded brim or with slouchy insouciance as whim dictates. Mawson’s fabric of single rib begins with a 1×1 Ribbed Cable Cast On, which mimics the look of a tubular cast-on without the extra effort. Clever double decreases at the crown make the hat completely reversible.

Pattern includes both charted and written instructions.




  • 140 (170) yards of worsted weight wool yarn


  • 1 (2) skeins Brooklyn Tweed Shelter (100% American Targhee-Columbia wool; 145 yards/50g)
  • Photographed in color Newsprint (beanie) and Narwhal (watchcap)
  • 25 stitches & 34 rounds = 4″ in Ribbing with gauge needle(s), after blocking
  • One 16″ circular needle and one set of double-pointed needles (DPNs)* in size needed to obtain gauge listed
  • Suggested Size: 4 mm (US 6)

*32″ circular needle can be used instead of 16″ circular and DPNs if using the Magic Loop method for working small circumferences in the round.

Finished dimensions
  • 19¼” [49cm] circumference to comfortably fit average adult head sizes 20-24″ [51-61cm]; 8 (9½)” [20.5 (24) cm] length

Tutorials for all special techniques listed below are included in the pattern

  • 1×1 Ribbed Cabled Cast On
Jared Flood
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