Sawmill River

Sawmill River

Cable & Texture Cap

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Sets of riverine cables flanked by alternating slips of reverse stockinette wend up to the crown of this pert cap. Knit from a single skein of Loft, Sawmill River is an accessory for those who appreciate clean, geometric style. It works up quickly and intuitively enough to make ideal gift knitting, too. Directions are given in chart form for a classic beanie fit and for a taller version with an artful slouch. Both hats begin with a brim of garter stitch and finish with a loop of i-cord, perfect for hanging them to dry after a walk in the autumn mizzle. Choose a favorite bright hue or go understated with a soothing neutral that will show off the quiet textural shifts of the stitch motifs.

Version I (Cap):

  • Approximately 215 (250) yards of fingering weight wool yarn
  • 1 skein Brooklyn Tweed Loft (100% American Targhee-Columbia Wool; 275 yards/50g)
  • Photographed in color Long Johns

Version II (Beanie):

  • Approximately 245 (285) yards of fingering weight wool yarn
  • 1 (2) skein(s) of Brooklyn Tweed Loft (100% American Targhee-Columbia Wool; 275 yards/50g)
  • Photographed in color Hayloft
Gauge
  • 23 stitches & 49 rounds = 4″ in garter stitch with Size B needle, after blocking
  • 28 stitches & 41 rounds = 4″ from Sawmill River Chart with Size A needle, after blocking
Needles

Size A (for Main Fabric):

  • One 16″ circular needle, and a set of double-pointed needles (DPN) in size needed to obtain gauge listed
  • Suggested Size: 3½ mm (US 4)

Size B (for Brim):

  • One 16″ circular needle two sizes smaller than size A needle
  • Suggested Size: 2¾ mm (US 2)
Finished dimensions

Version I:

  • 19¾ (23)” circumference; 8″ height
  • To comfortably fit adult head sizes of 21–24 (22–26″)

Version II:

  • 19¾ (23)” circumference; 9″ height
  • To comfortably fit adult head sizes of 21–24 (22–26″)

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

  • I-cord
  • Wet-Blocking
Bonnie Sennott
Pattern By
Bonnie Sennott