Pendant trios of bobbles framed in cable shields decorate this ornate hat. A ground of reverse stockinette throws the motifs into high relief and shows off Arbor’s capacity for rendering crisp stitchwork. Laurel is designed for a close fit; the elastic tubular cast-on and double-ribbed brim make it stretchy enough to fit most adult heads.
170 yards of DK weight yarn
2 skeins of Brooklyn Tweed Arbor (100% American Targhee Wool; 145 yards/50g)
Sample shown in Driftwood
27½ stitches & 32 rounds = 4″ in Laurel Chart pattern with Size A needle(s), unstretched after blocking
One 24-stitch repeat from chart measures approximately 3½” wide with Size A needle(s), after blocking
Size A (for Main Fabric)
One 16” circular needle and one set of double-pointed needles (DPNs) in size needed to obtain gauge
Suggested Size: 4½ mm (US 7)
Size B (for Ribbing)
One 16″ circular needle two sizes smaller than Size A
Suggested Size: 3¾ mm (US 5)
Size C (for optional Tubular Cast On only)
One 16″ circular needle one size smaller than Size B
Suggested Size: 3½ mm (US 4)
32” circular needle can be used instead of 16” circular and DPNs if using the Magic Loop method for working small circumferences in the round.
18¼” (46.5 cm) circumference at brim; 21″ circumference at widest point
7¾” (19.5 cm) height
Tutorials for all special techniques listed below are included in the pattern:
2×2 Tubular Cast On (Circular Knitting; multiple of 4 stitches)
3 out of 5
Please note: the stitch patterns in this garment are charted only.