Redundancy Unisex Hat by Sarahlois Wilson

Redundancy Unisex Hat

February 2011
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
36 stitches and 30 rows = 4 inches
in K2, p2 rib (unstretched)
US 4 - 3.5 mm
130 - 150 yards (119 - 137 m)
Women's and Men's
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Does the world really need yet another knitted hat pattern? Probably not …but when the Doctor recently asked me to knit him a hat, I knew he had to have something original. Figuring it would be almost as easy to design a new pattern as it would be to find one we both liked, I designed this quick topper around a cable pattern I found in Vogue’s Stitchionary. The optional rolled brim makes this hat wearable by both guys and gals, and also implements an interesting new way to decrease ribbing that keeps the ribs intact all the way to the crown.

One size fits most, from child to adult.

Finished Measurements
16 inch circumference, unstretched; 8.5 inches tall


  • Knit Picks Wool of the Andes Worsted 100% Peruvian Highland Wool, 110 yards per 50 gram ball; Color: 2 balls 23894 Artic Heather (also shown here in 24652 Bittersweet Heather)
  • US 4/3.5 mm 16 inch circular needle
  • US 4/3.5 mm DPNs
  • 3 stitch markers, 1 distinguishable for beginning of round
  • Cable needle
  • Blunt needle
  • Scissors

36 sts/30 rows = 4 inches in unstretched k2, p2 rib

Originally published in Yarn Forward, January 2009. Republished by Knit Picks in February of 2011.

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