This hat knits up quickly with a bulky yarn and is a good opportunity to practice your cables. You won’t believe how easy this aran braid is. The fit is very cozy and will suit a range of head sizes. Make this up as a gift for a gaelic guy or girl.
This hat is knit from the brim to the crown. The aran braid is dense and warm, but the hat is fairly stretchy. This hat has one size.
Skill Level: Rookie-Apprentice-Virtuoso-Genius
Skills: knit, purl, crossover, K2tog, P2tog, chart reading
Sizes: adult medium
Finished Measurements: fits approx. a 20-24″ head
Yarn: bulky weight merino
Suggested Brand: 1 skein Malabrigo Chunky yarn, 98 m/108 yds per 100 g/3.5 oz shown in colour 23 Pagoda
Gauge: approx 14 sts = 10 cm/4″ on 6 mm needles in St st as given on Malabrigo Chunky ball band
Needles: 5 mm 16″ circular, 6 mm 16″ circular, 6 mm dpns
Other Materials: tapestry needle or teeny crochet hook, cable needle, 4 x stitch markers