Tiwea was inspired by the crispness of half fisherman’s rib and the current trend of interrupted rib. Knitted in a tweedy yarn the pattern creates a thick and warm hat ideal for the upcoming colder days. Available as a fitted beanie or oversized slouchy hat, this pattern includes a woman’s and man’s version.
Woman’s/Man’s Beanie: Circumference: 19.5” [49 cm]/22” [54.5 cm], Length: 8” [20.5 cm] /8.5” [21 cm]
Woman’s/Man’s Slouchy: Circumference: 19.5” [49 cm]/22” [54.5 cm], Length: 9.5” [25 cm]/10.5 [26 cm)
Rowan Felted Tweed (50% wool, 25% alpaca, 25% viscose; 191 yards [175 meters]/50 grams): Tawny 186 (Woman’s hat), 2 balls; Boulder 195 (Man’s Hat), 2 balls, Seafarer 170 (Pom Pom[optional]), 1 ball
Size US 6 (4 mm): dpns or 16” circular needles
Removable markers (removable is important), tapestry needle
22 sts and 46 rows = 4” [10 cm] in interrupted half fisherman’s rib worked in the round after wet blocking.
Please see our standard abbreviations.
K1b – insert your right needle through the stitch below the first st on the left needle, knit st and drop both sts from needle.
This pattern is worked in the round.
Instructions are given for woman’s (man’s) hat with instructions for both the beanie and the slouchy hat.
CO 108 (120) sts. Join to work in the round, being careful not to twist stitches and placing a marker to denote beginning of round.
Begin Half Fisherman’s Rib
Rnd 1: *K1, p1, rep from * to end.
Rnd 2: *K1b, p1, rep from * to end.
Rep above 2 rnds a further 9 times.
Rnd 21: Knit all sts.
Rnd 22: As round 21.
Rep interrupted half fisherman’s rib patt 2 more times. (66 rounds)
Rep interrupted half fisherman’s rib patt 3 more times. (88 rounds)
Set up rounds
Rnd 1: *K1, p1, rep from * to end.
On the next round, you will place markers on 5 purl stitches. These, in addition to the beginning of round marker, indicate the placement for the decreases to help keep track. Decreases are worked so that you have a panel of three stitches (k,p,k) and decreases are work along each side of the panel.
Rnd 2: (*K1b, p1, rep from * until 16 (18) sts have been worked, k1b, p1 and place marker on the stitch) rep from first * 5 more times.
Rnd 1 (dec): (Sl, k1, psso, *k1, p1, rep from * to 3 sts bef p st with marker, k1, k2tog, p1) rep 5 more times 96 (108) sts.
Rnd 2: (K1, *k1b, p1, rep from to 2 sts before p st with maker, k1b, k1, p1) repeat 5 more times.
Rnd 3: K1, *k1, p1, rep from * to 2 st before p st with marker, k2, p1) repeat 5 more times.
Rnd 4: (K1b, *k1b p1, rep from * to 2 st before p st with marker, k1b twice, p1) repeat 5 more times.
Rnd 5 (dec): (Sl, k1, psso, *p1, k1, rep from * to 3 sts before p st with marker, p1, k2tog, p1) repeat 5 more times; 84 (96) sts.
Rnd 6: (K1,*p1, k1b, rep from * to 2 sts before p st with maker p1, k1, p1) repeat 5 more times.
Rnd 7: *K1, p1, rep from * to end.
Rnd 8: *K1b, p1, rep from * to end.
Repeat last 8 rounds until 24 (24) sts rem, making sure to work 2 rounds of st st after 20 rows of rib patt when working the decreases to keep the interrupted half fisherman’s rib patt correct.
Next rnd: *Sl1, k1, psso, rep from * to end; 12 (12) sts.
Break yarn and draw through rem sts.
Weave in all ends.
Make Pom Pom if desired and attach securely.
About the Designer: Annika Wolke
Annika is a knitting designer with an ever-growing collection of hand knitted shawls. Originally from Germany she is now living in Yorkshire, a part of England with a rich textile history and many sheep. Annika learned to knit at university and since then she has hardly been seen without knitting needles in her hands.