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Roebling

If you're the sort who doesn't like to have a cold neck or ears, then Roebling is the hat for you.

Roebling Slouch Lace
The twisted rib brim is gently shaped with short rows to dip down low in the back and cover your neck and ears.

Roebling Slouch Lace 3

Isn't that color amazing? It's Tanis Fiber Arts Yellow Label DK Weight yarn, in Cobalt. Truthfully it is more beautiful in person. I'm never able to quite capture rich colors like this with my camera.

If you're not the sort who goes for lacy designs, or you're looking for something a bit more unisex this pattern has that too.

Roebling Stockinette Side
The stockinette version works very well with handspun - in this case 11 wpi yarn that I spun from Hello Yarn's 100% BFL fiber. The colorway was Smudge. I couldn't resist buying this colorway for two reasons. As we all have come to expect with Adrian's colors, it is gorgeous. Add to that Smudge was my sweet bunny's name. Of course it would work well in any DK weight yarn - solid, variegated, semisold. Stockinette is very inclusive that way.

Roebling Stockinette Side Close

A close up of the short row shaping on the brim.

  Roebling Stockinette Back

Roebling Slouch Lace 2

Don't you think Sofie was having a good hair day that day? Oh, what I'd give for locks like those. To think of the perms I'd give myself in the 80's and all she has to do is wash it and add a bit of product - Sheesh.

ROEBLING

(Ravelry Link)

LACE VERSION
Sizes: One Size

Measurements:  20” circumference at brim, will fit up to 24” head

Yarn: Approximately 185 yards DK weight yarn. Shown in Tanis Fiber Arts Yellow Label DK, 100% Merino, 260 yds/238 m per 115g skein, Color: Cobalt, 1 skein

Gauge: 21 sts & 28 rows = 4”/10cm on larger needles. in Roebling pattern, blocked

Needles: 1 set of 5  US 7/4.5mm DPN’s 1 set of 5 US 8/5mm DPN’s or size to obtain gauge

Other Materials: 8 place markers, tapestry needle

 

STOCKINETTE VERSION
Sizes: One Size

Measurements:  20” circumference at brim, will fit up to 24” head

Yarn: Approximately 175 yards DK weight yarn. Shown in handspun yarn. Fiber from Hello Yarn, 100% BFL, 11wpi,  Color: Smudge

Gauge: 22 sts & 31 rows = 4”/10cm on larger needles. in Roebling pattern, blocked

Needles: 1 set of 5  US 7/4mm DPN’s 1 set of 5 US 8/4.5mm DPN’s or size to obtain gauge

Other Materials: 8 place markers, tapestry needle

 

Price (both versions are included in the pattern): $6.00 US

Thanks to Karen for test knitting!

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Comments

So pretty! The hat and S's hair!

I think I need to knit this very soon. Love to knit hats and this could be just the ticket to cure me of my fear of short rows!

love the hat! I am soooooo jealous of that hair! love the color of the yarn too!

hah, the first thing I thought when I saw your blog post was, "WOW! Sofie's hair looks amazing! I'm jealous!!"

oops, I posted that too soon. I also meant to say that I love the lace version of this hat. That is a seriously gorgeous color, too.

GENIUS brim design woman! And I love that you demo two versions of the hat. Nice work, KK.


ps-I have similar feelings of jealousy toward my girls for their hair! Losing hair luster is truly one of the most hideous aspects of aging...

Love this pattern. My middle daughter has similar hair, and we finally figured that same thing out - the less she does with it, the better. Gorgeous!

Another great hat!

I am so jealous of her hair, too! Mine is ridiculously straight :)

This hat pattern is amazingly beautiful - I love it! You've done a brilliant job with this design :)

I the extra ear/neck coverage is fantastic. Those short-rows solve a problem I often have with hats falling "just short".

Also, that cobalt yarn is to die for!

Funny, first thing I thought when I opened the post was how great her hair looked. Made me laugh when I got to the bottom and that's what you pointed out. LOVE it! And the contrast with the hat is brilliant. Beatiful.

Beautiful hat, beautiful yarn!

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