Withy Hat by Sonja Bargielowska

Withy Hat

September 2023
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
22 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches
in Chart A Pattern
US 5 - 3.75 mm
US 4 - 3.5 mm
87 - 236 yards (80 - 216 m)
Toddler (child, small adult, large adult)
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This pattern is available from jarbon.com for £15.00.

The Withy Hat is one of six patterns in issue three of John Arbon Textiles’ in house magazine, The Annual.

Knitted in autumnal shades from the Yarnadelic or Harvest Hues Worsted ranges, this hat makes a warm and cosy knit that’s perfect for keeping out the wind on a chilly winter’s day on the moors. The twisted stitch cable reminds us of basket work, so we called this pattern ‘Withy’ which is an old word for Willow.

Beginning with a tubular cast on, this hat is worked in the round from the bottom up. The single rib brim can either be worked to a short or doubled length and texture is added to the body of the hat using twisted stitches.

1 (2, 3, 4)
Toddler (child, small adult, large adult)

Finished Measurements
Hat Circumference (A): 33 (41, 49, 57.5)cm / 13 (16, 19.5, 23)”
Hat Depth (B - Short Brim): 14 (18, 20, 22.5)cm / 5.5 (7, 8, 9)”
Hat Depth (C - Folded Brim): 21 (25.5, 28, 29.5)cm / 8.5 (10, 11, 11.75)”

Designed to be worn with 5-9cm / 2-3.5” negative ease around the brim.

Yarnadelic (Worsted; 216m per 100g)
Harvest Hues (Worsted; 200m per 100g)

Short Brim: 25 (40, 55, 70)g
Folded Brim: 40 (60, 80, 100)g

Samples shown in:
Short Brim, size 4: Yarnadelic, Harmonium (song for a)
Folded Brim, size 3: Yarnadelic, Badi Da
Folded Brim, size 3: Harvest Hues, Russet

You can find kits we’ve created for the Withy Hat on our website, in the sample colours, and a few other options we think would look particularly fab!

22 sts x 28 rnds = 10cm / 4” over Chart A pattern using larger needles, after blocking.
28 sts x 30 rnds = 10cm / 4” over 1x1 twisted rib using smaller needles, after blocking.

Knitting needles suitable for working small circumferences in the round:
3.75mm (UK9 / US5) for main fabric
3.5mm (US4) for ribbing

Always use a needle size that results in the correct gauge after blocking.

Pattern Notes
Beginning with a tubular cast-on, this hat is worked in the round, from the bottom up. The ribbed brim can be worked either short, or longer and then folded. After the brim, texture is added using twisted stitches.

Withy is designed as a slouchy hat; work fewer repeats of Chart A if you want a more fitted beanie.

The Annual (issue three)
This pattern is currently only available in print. Pick up a copy of our Annual here.