Birch Hill Hat


The Birch Hill Hat, designed to fit everyone in your family, features the same Aran-inspired cables and garter rib fabric that inspired the Birch Hill Pullover. As with the pullover, the abundant texture of this design shows up best with a solid or semi-solid colorway. And because this cabled and ribbed fabric stretches so nicely, choose a size approximately 2-3” smaller than your actual head circumference.

This unisex hat is worked in one piece in the round from the brim upward. Merino wool yarn creates a soft, warm fabric that brings this textured design to life, but any DK-weight yarn will work nicely. The child size is shown with about 3” of negative ease.

Please note: you’ll need additional yardage for the optional pom-pom (approximately 25 yards) or if you want to make the hat taller.

To Fit:
Baby/Toddler (Child, Teen/Adult Small, Adult Large) with head circumference: 16-17 (17-19, 19-21, 21-23)” / 41-43 [43-48, 48-53, 53-58] cm

Finished Measurements:
Circumference: 14 (16, 18, 20)” / 35.5 [40.75, 45.75, 50.75] cm
Height: 7½ (7¾, 8¼, 8¾)” / 19 [19.75, 21, 22.25] cm

DK-weight yarn at 225 yds [206 m] per approx 115 g [4 oz]: 120 (150, 200, 285) yds / 110 [140, 185, 260] m (does NOT include yardage for optional pom-pom)
» Sample shown in Madelinetosh Tosh DK (100% merino wool; 225 yds [206 m] per approx 115 g [4 oz]): “Pop Rocks.”

US 4 (3.5 mm): 16” / 40 cm circular needle (for optional tubular CO)
US 5 (3.75 mm): 16” / 40 cm circular needle (for ribbing)
US 6 (4.0 mm): 16” / 40 cm circular needle and DPNs, or size needed to obtain gauge

Other notions:
Stitch markers; cable needle; yarn needle

14 sts / 24 rnds = 2″ [5 cm] wide and 2⅝” [6.75 cm] high in Cable Panel on largest needles, after blocking

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