Fisherman's Weave Hat by Holli Yeoh

Fisherman's Weave Hat

September 2020
DK (11 wpi) ?
16 stitches and 46 rows = 4 inches
in Fisherman’s Rib in the round on larger needles, blocked and relaxed
US 5 - 3.75 mm
US 4 - 3.5 mm
95 - 245 yards (87 - 224 m)
Baby (Child, Adult S, M, L)
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Two simple textures combine in a cozy, insulating hat. Working Garter Stitch ridges into a Fisherman’s Rib body creates strong visual interest with no fuss. Clean lines, warm, washable yarn, and a good range of sizes make this a gender-inclusive winner; keep it ruggedly plain or add a fluffy pom-pom to soften the look.

Fisherman’s Rib is the often-overlooked cousin to Brioche—it’s simpler to work but creates the same dense, squishy structure. The hat is worked in the round from the bottom up. Yardage estimates are for the slouchy version and include enough yarn for a pom-pom.

This knitting pattern includes written directions and front, side and back images.

Sizes & Finished Measurements
Sizes: To fit approx Baby (Child, Adult S, M, L)
Finished circumference: 14 (16, 17½, 20, 22½)“ / 35.5 (40.5, 44.5, 51, 57) cm.
Finished depth: 6 (7, 7½, 8¼, 8½)” / 15 (18, 18, 20.5, 20.5) cm for beanie version or 7 (8, 9¼, 10¼, 11)“ / 18 (20.5, 23, 25.5, 28) cm for slouchy version.
Meant to be worn with approx 10%–15% negative ease—choose a finished size 2–3” / 10-12.5 cm smaller than head; sample is M size.

DK weight yarn; 95 (125, 155, 195, 245) yd / 90 (115, 140, 180, 225) m for slouchy version; yardage does not include extra yarn for an optional yarn pompom.

Shown in Shown in Knit Picks Swish DK (affiliate link)
(100% Superwash Merino Wool; 123 yards/50g); Delft Heather.

Substitution Notes
Choose a soft DK weight yarn that feels good against the skin; this is a superwash which is a great idea so it can be laundered easily. The original yarn works up at 5.5 sts per inch / 2.5 cm on 3.75 mm / US 5 needles in stocking stitch.

Knitting in the round, tuck stitch / fisherman’s rib (knit into row below), and decreases.

Helpful Links
SSK & SSP Decreases video tutorial

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