Choose your own adventure: This hat can be worked top-down or bottom-up, with either straight ribbing at the bottom for a classic fit, or short rows to shape the ribbing with an updated tilt! Bottom-up hat knitting is familiar and comfortable for many knitters, but working top-down gives the ability to easily adjust the final length.
Circumference at brim: 18 (20)” / 45.5 (51) cm
Intended to be worn with 1–3” / 2.5–7.5 cm negative ease.
Yarn: Caledon Hills Worsted Wool (220 yds / 200 m per 3 ½ oz / 100 g skein; 100% Wool)
Short Row version shown in smaller size and worked top-down: 1 skein in #933 Moose (MC) and 1 skein in #865 Sweet Pea (CC)
Straight version in shown in larger size and worked bottom-up:
1 skein in #943 Slate (MC) and 1 skein in #913 Icy Pond (CC)
Needles & Notions: Size 8 US / 5 mm circular needle, 16” / 40 cm long
Size 8 US / 5 mm set of 5 double-pointed needles
Tapestry needle, 8 stitch markers
Gauge: 18 sts and 24 rows = 4” / 10 cm
in Stockinette stitch
Construction Notes: Worked bottom-up OR top-down, with or without short rows