Keelback is an easy-to-wear, fun to knit hat with a bit of slouch.
The hat is worked with an unusual construction: first, the cabled band is started with a provisional cast-on. Buttonbands are picked up from the top and bottom when the cable is complete. Then stitches are picked up from the sides for the bottom ribbing and the stockinette stitch crown.
Also available as a set with the matching fingerless mitts [here]!
SIZES Medium (Large), to fit heads from 21-22 (23-24)" or 53.5-56 (58.5-61) cm
Finished hat circumference: 20.25 (22.25)" or 51.5 (56.5) cm
MATERIALS NEEDED Yarn: Madelinetosh Tosh Merino DK (100% merino; 225 yds/206 m per skein); 1 skein; color Grey Garden
Recommended needles (check gauge and change size if needed): US #5 / 3.75 mm circular needle, 16" long US #6 / 4.0 mm circular needle, 16" long US #6 / 4.0 mm double-pointed needles, set of 4 or 5
Notions: Cable needle, yarn needle, stitch marker, smooth waste yarn, stitch holder