Cassia is a girl’s name of Greek origin meaning “cinnamon.” And if cinnamon is the perfect spice for fall, this project is the perfect accessory. Knit in a combination of 2×2 rib, broken rib and mock cables, this stretchy hat fits a wide range of sizes making it ideal for both guys and gals. Plus, its longer brim allows for the perfect fit: simply fold it higher for a snugger fit or shorter for a more relaxed look.
Time: 1 Week Project
Skill Level: Intermediate
Adult – Fits heads 21” – 23.5” in diameter.
Finished dimensions: 7.75” w x 12.75” h.
Gauge: 24 sts and 30 rows = 4” [10 cm] in 2×2 rib after blocking
Yarn: Stolen Stitches Nua Worsted (60% Merino Wool, 20% Yak, 20% Linen: 109 yds [100 m] 50 g) #9905 Harvest Moon (2 skeins).
Needles: US size 6 (4 mm) 16” (41 cm) circular needle or size needed to obtain gauge
US size 6 (4 mm) dpns or size to match circular needle
Notions: Stitch markers, tapestry needle, scissors.
Mock Cable (over 2 sts): Knit second stitch on left hand needle through the front loop, leave on needle. Knit first stitch on left hand needle and slip both stitches off.
With circular needle, CO 96 sts in German twisted cast on or similar stretchy cast on.
Join to work in the rnd, placing a marker to indicate beg of rnd and being careful not to twist sts.
Folded Brim Rib Pattern
*K2, p2, repeat from * to end of round.
Repeat rib pattern for 6”.
On last row of brim and continuing in pattern, rib 6 sts, PM, rib 10 sts, PM, rib 14 sts, PM, rib 10 sts, PM, rib 14 sts, PM, rib 10 sts, PM, rib 14 sts, PM, rib 10 sts, PM, rib 8 sts.
Rnd 1: *K 2, p2, repeat from * slipping markers as they appear to end of round.
Rnd 2: K6, SM, *Rib 10, SM, K14, SM, repeat from * 2 times, Rib 10, SM, K8.
Rnds 3-4: Repeat rnds 1-2.
Rnd 5: Repeat rnd 1.
Rnd 6: K6, SM, *p2, knit mock cable, p2, knit mock cable, p2, K14, repeat from * 2 times, p2, knit mock cable, p2, knit mock cable, p2, K8.
Repeat Rounds 1 – 6 an additional 6 times. For a shorter hat, repeat pattern an additional 5 times.
Change to dpn’s when necessary.
Rnd 1: *K2, p2tog, repeat from * to end of rnd (72 sts).
Rnd 2: *K2, p1, repeat from * to end of rnd.
Rnd 3: *K2tog, p1, repeat from * to end of rnd (48 sts).
Rnd 4: *K1, p1.
Rnd 5: *K2tog, repeat from * to end of rnd (24 sts).
Rnd 6: Repeat rnd 5 (12 sts).
Cut yarn leaving a 10” tail. Draw through remaining stitches. Draw through first stitch once more. Pull taut. Fasten yarn on wrong side.
Weave in ends. Lightly block.