Beautiful accessories often begin with beautiful yarns. Kingston Tweed provides an earthy feel and lovely tweedy nubs, and Penna offers a light, airy, halo you’ll fall in love with. When held together, these two are a textural dream. The Olive Hat’s braid style cable brim and broken rib body accentuate that lovely texture to it’s fullest. It’ll keep you toasty warm, too!
MATERIALS Universal Yarn Penna (50% baby suri alpaca, 28% extrafine merino, 22% nylon; 25g/186 yds) • 103 Smudge (A) – 1 ball Fibra Natura Kingston Tweed (50% wool, 25% alpaca, 25% viscose; 50g/194 yds) • 106 Olivine (B) – 1 skein Needles: US Size 6 (4 mm) straight, 16” circular, and DPNs (or your preferred needle for knitting small circumferences) Notions: Tapestry needle, cable needle, stitch markers, stitch holder or waste yarn
GAUGE 26 sts x 33 rows = 4” in Cable Panel patt with A and B held together as one strand 23 sts x 32 rnds = 4” in Broken Rib with A and B held together as one strand
PATTERN NOTES This hat begins with a cable panel that is worked flat. After the correct length is achieved, each end is sewn together. Then stitches are picked up around one edge and worked in the round, decreasing to the crown.