Grey Fox by Heather Mitchell

Grey Fox

March 2020
Aran (8 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 24 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch in the round, unblocked
US 6 - 4.0 mm
US 7 - 4.5 mm
140 - 155 yards (128 - 142 m)
Adult: Medium (Large) to fit head circumference of 22” (24”) / 56 (61) cm
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When I sat down to think about designing this hat, I knew I wanted an easy rhythmic rib of long flowing sections joined with a series of spiraling cables. I am very pleased with the resulting sophisticated nature of such a simplistic idea. When worn, the rib sections ‘open up’ to reveal an almost column-like quality. It’s a classic design that will look amazing in a wide-variety of fibers and colors. It works up quickly in a mesmerizing flow of mind-soothing stitches.


Universal Yarn Uptown Worsted, 100% Acrylic (anti-pilling), 165m/100g (180 yds)

Color Used: Donahue (353) x 1


Yardage Used: 140 (155) yds / 128 (142) m


Stitch marker(s)
Tapestry needle
Cable needle

Pattern Notes

Hat is knit from brim to crown in the round.

Consider placing a stitch marker every 20 stitches to separate pattern repeats.

Pattern includes written and charted instructions.

Yarn Substitutions

When substituting yarns, please choose a yarn of the same weight and fiber content as the yarn listed above. Do a test swatch and confirm that your gauge matches the gauge needed for the pattern.