Tidal Wave Hat by Michele Bernstein

Tidal Wave Hat

September 2020
Bulky (7 wpi) ?
7 stitches and 11 rows = 2 inches
in stockinette
US 9 - 5.5 mm
127 yards (116 m)
14” (35.5 cm) circumference for both hats, adjustable by changing needle size. Short hat is 8.25” (21 cm) tall unstretched; taller hat is 10” (25.5 cm) tall. Hat stretches to comfortably fit up to 23” (58.5 cm) head.
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The Tidal Wave Hat begins with ribbing for a stretchy fit. Loose rolling cables alternate to transform ribbing into WOW. The cables terminate elegantly to close the top of the hat, in both a shorter version and a taller version for a perfect fit. Bulky yarn and big needles make this quick knit a breeze! It’s a great introduction to knitting cables.

Hat circumference can be adjusted by changing needle size. Ribbing is very stretchy, which means a good fit for many heads! Stretching fabric wider will make it shorter, though, so you can make the hat taller to compensate. I was happy with the fabric on a US 8, US 9, and US10 needle.

Thanks to tech editor Meaghan Schmaltz, and test knitters Ann Berg, Michelle Corcoran, Katherine Ellison, Marion Fetters, Elaine Replogle, Susan Schwartzenberger, and Nan Wagner.

The Tidal Wave Hat has coordinating mitts! You may purchase either pattern separately or together in the Tidal Wave Accessories Collection ebook.

This pattern is also available through my Payhip store, link here.