Riverwest Beanie by Elizabeth Morrison

Riverwest Beanie

January 2023
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
25.6 stitches = 4 inches
in 3/3LC Cable
US 5 - 3.75 mm
US 6 - 4.0 mm
160 - 215 yards (146 - 197 m)
Child/Small, Adult M/L
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When the weather starts to get that crisp nip in the air, you know it’ll be hat season soon. Cables give extra warmth and thickness. The purl columns between the cables give a nice ribbed effect, allowing this hat to fit a wide range of heads. You can add or subtract cable motifs in sets of 8 stitches and make it longer or shorter to fit your head, as needed.

The oddly specific gauge of 25.6 stitches in cable pattern = 4” is because 4 repeats of cable pattern = 32 sts = 5”, after a light blocking.

Child/Adult S (Adult M/L)
To fit head sizes 17-19.5 (20-23)” around.

(After light wet blocking, measured while relaxed.)
Circumference measured above ribbing: 15.5 (18)”
Overall length 10.5 (11.5)”

My first iteration of this hat, shown in blue, used about 190 yards of yarn. The second iteration, shown in light grey, used about 213 yards. Although nominally similar yarns, they worked up differently enough that I’d say you should plan on having at least 220 yards to make the larger size, unless you want to shorten the hat.