Garter Rib with a Twist Hat by Betty P Balcomb

Garter Rib with a Twist Hat

April 2011
Aran (8 wpi) ?
9 stitches = 2 inches
in pattern stitch
US 7 - 4.5 mm
US 8 - 5.0 mm
213 - 300 yards (195 - 274 m)
Child, Adult Woman, Adult Man
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This pattern is available for free.


This little hat knits up in a jiffy. Cascade’s Pacific yarn makes it soft and warm. The garter rib plus twisted stitches pattern creates a fabric that hugs the head. The little ball on top is optional.

This hat should fit almost all woman. To make it in a man’s size increase 8 sts. (Pattern is a multiple of 8) and work an extra 1/2 inch before shaping crown. To make it for a child, decrease 8 sts and work 1/2 to 1 inch less before shaping crown. Feel free to adjust depth of ribbing on any of the sizes, the important measurement is depth when crown shaping begins.