rilo

Rilo is a slouchy, cabled hat with a foldover brim and an optional pompom. It's the perfect casual hat to wear daily, whether it's on your morning commute to work or on long walks by the canal on a wintry weekend.

It is constructed in the round using the magic loop method, however, please use an alternative method if you prefer.

I have chosen to knit this in Blacker Swan, which is a gorgeous British-made merino yarn, made from fibre from the Falkland Islands. You may substitute it for an alternative DK yarn, but I suggest that you stick to solid colours or subtle tweeds, so that you don't lose the stitch.

The fit is very relaxed with only a small amount of negative ease. If you are looking for something fitted, I suggest going down a size.

Here, I am wearing the "adult" size hat with only a small amount of negative ease for a slouchy, casual feel.

Skill Level

Intermediate

SIZES

Child (Adult, Adult Large)
To Fit Head Circumference 46 (53, 61)cm with slouchy, relaxed fit
Samples photographed are knitted in the following sizes:
Cream - Child, Blue - Adult, Grey - Adult Large

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS

Width at Ribbing - 22cm (24.5cm, 29.5cm)
Length of Hat, Brim Folded - 19cm (21.5cm, 24.5cm)
Length of Hat, Brim Unfolded - 24cm (27cm, 31cm)

YARN

2 (3, 3) Skeins of Blacker Yarns Blacker Swan Falkland Islands Wool DK
For my samples, I used: Dusty Miller (Cream), Seafoam (Blue) and Stone (Grey)

For a more fitted look, consider going down a size. Here, I am wearing the 'child' size hat with plenty of negative ease, yet it is still very comfy.

NEEDLES

Needle A - 3mm (US2.5) circular needles, 32 inch or longer for magic loop
Needle B - 3.5mm (US4) circular needles, 32 inch or longer for magic loop
Needle C - 4mm (US6) circular needles, 32 inch or longer for magic loop

GAUGE

26 stitches and 35 rounds per 10cm in 4mm (US6) needles, worked in cable pattern
25 sts and 33 rounds per 10cm in 4mm needles, worked in stockinette (Use this gauge for yarn substitution purposes only – please work your swatch in the cable pattern)

NOTIONS

Tapestry Needle
Cable needle (Optional – you could cable without a cable needle, which is quicker)
Pompom (Optional)

 

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RILO HAT

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