Fish Rib Hat by Donna Estin

Fish Rib Hat

September 2023
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
13 stitches and 24 rows = 4 inches
in Fisherman's Rib patt slightly stretched
US 7 - 4.5 mm
80 - 130 yards (73 - 119 m)
Youth (Adult Small, Adult Large)
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Thick, cushy ribs in light and dark shades of the same color (or contrasting colors) take on a deeply textured 3-D look with Fisherman’s Rib. This gender-neutral hat is worked in the round from the bottom up, using only one color at a time. It’s completely reversible so you get two different looks in one. If you love the look of brioche but want an easier way, you may fall in love with fisherman’s rib.


Circumference 14.75 (17.25, 19.5)”/37 (43, 49) cm, unstretched

Knit Picks Simply Wool Worsted (218yds/199m, 3.5oz/100g, 100% Eco Wool): 1 hank each of Winkle (MC) and Wordsworth (CC)

Total yarn needed: 40 (45, 50) yds/36 (41, 46) m of each color with a straight edge or 55 (60, 65) yds/50 (55, 59.5) m with a folded cuff

Size US 7 (4.5mm) double pointed needles (DPNs) or size needed to obtain gauge

Stitch markers (m)
Tapestry needle

In Fisherman’s Rib, 13 sts & 24 rnds = 4”/10cm

Notes are included in the pattern to help you create the best possible Fisherman’s Rib.