煙 (Japanese) – smoke

The twists of these voluminous cables and hand dyed semi-solid color of the yarn reminded me of the smoke tendrils dance thus inspiring the name for this great accessory. This design has been developed with the utmost attention to every little detail. Started by using Tubular Cast method for 2×2 ribbing (optional), then continued ribbing while the cable is being formed simultaneously. Cables are incorporated throughout body of the hat as well as crown shaping. The pattern contains both – written and charted instructions, so you can knit the hat in a style of your preference.


The Plucky Knitter “Sweater” (90% merino, 10% nylon), 270 yds/113g; 1 skein
Shown in color Wintry Mix


20 sts and 32 rows = 4″ in washed and blocked St st swatch on largest needle


US 3 (3.25 mm) (for Tubular CO)
US 5 (3.75 mm) circular, 16″ long (for ribbing)
US 6 (4 mm) circular, 16″ long, and dpns (for crown of the hat)


Fits most adults.
Approx. 16″ at the brim, unstretched; 22″ at the widest point; 9.75″ depth measured from cast on