Big winds and waves have transformed the Irish Brandon Bay into one of Europe’s premier kitesurfing destinations. Stradbally is one of the towns at the bay.

Inspired by the place, this hat is rustic and soft at the same time. It’s worked in half fisherman’s rib with the thick plain-knitted ribs giving way to three waves.

This one-skein hat is worked bottom-up. Starting with a provisional tubular cast-on and (k1, p1) ribbing, the stitch pattern switches to half fisherman’s rib with reliefs formed by cabling.

The pattern showcases not only semi-solids but also variegated one-of-a-kind yarns.


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YARN
The Fibre Co. Arranmore light (80% wool, 10% silk, 10% cashmere), 300 m / 328 yds per 100 g (DK weight)
• 1 x 100 g skein in Narin Beach
62 g / 186 m / 204 yards used for the sample

NEEDLES
4.0 mm / US # 6 circular needle, or DPNs if you prefer
4.5 mm / US # 7 circular needle, or DPNs if you prefer, or size to obtain gauge

NOTIONS
6 stitch markers
tapestry needle
optional: cable needle

GAUGE
20 sts x 46 rows = 10 cm / 4” in half fisherman‘s rib with thicker needles (after washing and drying)

SIZES
head circumference:
S [M, L] / 51 [56, 61] cm / 20 [22, 24]”

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS
height: 26 [29, 32] cm / 10.25 [11.5, 12.5]” tall from CO to top
circumference: 33 [38, 43] cm / 13 [15, 17]” unstretched
*Shown in size M on a 57 cm / 22.5” circumference head.*

TECH EDIT
James Bartley

HELPFUL LINKS
Provisional tubular cast-on:
http://donnarossa.ch/2017/02/how-to-knit-the-provisional-tubular-cast-on/
Half fisherman‘s rib:
http://donnarossa.ch/2017/09/how-knit-half-fisherman-rib/