This striking beanie features a beautiful all-over pattern with cabled and travelling stitches. It’s a perfect project if you’re looking to challenge yourself with a highly-textured design that’s still enjoyable to knit! Kolsch uses a delightfully springy, fingering-weight wool. This makes a lightweight hat that’s ideal for transitional weather. Kolsch has a slouchy fit, and the tiny pompom adds a little pop at the top!
This pattern is published by Hudson + West Co. Photography: Hudson River Photographer
Charted and written instructions
Textured cable motif
Approx 230 (270) m/ 255 (300) yd fingering-weight wool
Featured yarn: Hudson + West Co. Weld (70% U.S. Merino wool/ 30% U.S. Corriedale wool; 183m/200 yds per 50g hank)
2 (2) hanks in shade Aspen (natural white)
The featured yarn is smooth and plump pure wool.
32 sts and 42 rounds = 10cm/4″ in Cable Pattern in the round on gauge-size needle, after blocking.
1 rep of Chart A Cable Pattern measures approx 5.5cm/2.25” wide and 8cm/3.25” long.
Tension was achieved using size 5.5mm/US7 needles
3.5mm/US4 knitting needles or size needed to obtain gauge
Your preferred needle type for knitting small circumferences in the round
Below-gauge-size knitting needles
This pattern is multi-sized for 2 adult sizes
45.5 (51)cm/18 (20)” finished crown circumference (unstretched)
21.5 (23)cm/8.5 (9)” finished height
Hat shown measures 18” / 45.5 cm
Recommended negative ease: 7.5-12.5 cm/3-5”