Modified Rib Hat

A densely textured pattern worked at a relatively tight gauge makes this hat warm, even on blustery days. It begins with a decorative cast-on followed by a few garter ridges, then changes to a rib pattern with slip stitches that draws in width-wise for a sturdy fabric. If you prefer a little more drape, follow the instructions for the looser gauge of 3 1/2 stitches/inch instead. The hat shown here is worked in Aran-weight yarn, but instructions are provided for fingering-, sport-, worsted-, and bulky-weight yarns as well.

Finished Size: About 17 (19, 21)” (43 [48, 53.5] cm) circumference; will stretch to 19 (22, 24)” (48 [56, 61] cm).

Yarn: Quince & Co Osprey (100% American wool; 170 yd [155 meters]/100 g): 1 (2, 2) skeins Pomegranate #112.

Instructions also provided for Quince & Co Finch (1 [2, 2] 50-gram skeins), Chickadee (1 [2, 2] 50-gram skeins), Lark (1 [2, 3] 50-gram skeins), and Puffin (1 [2, 2] 100-gram skeins).