Funny how one idea sparks another, then another, then, well, you get the idea. First it was the drawstring top, after that along came the lack of decreases for the crown, followed by a sideways cabled band, and before long there was Wylde Oats. I cannot, however, claim all of the credit since much inspiration for this pattern also came from the yarn itself. Something about the feel of Rowan Wool Cotton begs for cables and textured patterns. The cotton content lends a coolness to the yarn, while the 50% merino keeps it springy and warm enough for an Autumn day.
Rowan Wool Cotton (50% merino/50%cotton; 123 yards [113 meters]/50 grams): SH967 Bronze, 2 (3) balls
Size US 3(3.25mm) 16” circular (for Rib’n’Roll brim edging), or size needed to obtain gauge
Size US 4(3.5mm) straight, or size needed to obtain gauge.
Size US 4(3.5mm) dpns for i-cord.
2 stitch markers; cable needle; tapestry needle
Using size 3(3.25mm): 25 sts & 32 rnds = 4” [10 cm] in stockinette stitch.
Using size 4(3.5mm): 24 sts & 30 rnds = 4” [10 cm] in stockinette stitch.
Finished Brim Circumference: Small/19 (Medium/22)” unstretched/relaxed,
to fit Head Circumference: 20–21.5 (22–23)”
1-2” negative ease recommended for a snug fit.
Shown in size Small