Käferberg is one of the mountains that surrounds Zurich. In winter, it is a popular place for excursions. Next to the wooded area, there is a generous, hilly meadow. After a nice day, many different tracks can be seen in the snow: from sledges, pedestrians, paragliders, snow kiters and animals. The tracks form lines that cross each other.
The crossed texture of Käferberg takes up the theme of the tracks. Starting with the rib pattern, the stitches become a three-dimensional texture.
Käferberg is knitted in rounds from the bottom up. The textured pattern is knitted with slipped stitches and cables. The knitting pattern gives different lengths so you can knit the hat to your liking.
To show best the textured pattern, I recommend a solid colour.
Wollspinnerei Vetsch Nova (100% Merino; 90 m / 98 yards per 50 g)
• 2 balls in 831 Blau
64 g / 115 m / 126 yards used for the sample
- 5.5 mm / US #9 circular needle (80 cm / 32” in length) or DPNs, or size to obtain gauge
- 5.0 mm / US #8 circular needle (80 cm / 32” in length) or DPNs
17 sts x 25 rows = 10 cm / 4” in stocking stitch after blocking with bigger needles
- tapestry needle
- Optional: cable needle
REQUIRED KNITTING SKILLS
- knit and purl
- increases and decreases
The pattern comes in written instructions.
To fit a head circumference:
Child [Adult S, M, L] /
45-51 [51-56, 53-57, 57-61] cm /
18-20 [20-22, 21-22.5, 22.5-24]”
circumference (unstretched): 34 [38, 38, 42] cm / 13.5 [15, 15, 16.5]”
Shown in size M on a 57 cm / 22.5” head circumference.
PDF - File
- Step-by-step instructions
- two-column layout
- 2 pages