We’re all about hats at H+W, and Emily Greene always has another snuggly knit hat up her sleeves. Morgan is a two-fer cabled beanie or watchcap, featuring interlocking, criss-cross cables around the body. This hat is worked from the bottom up in the round, starting with an optional tubular cast on. Sized inclusively for every head this hat is beckoning for the front line in your autumn/winter hat rotation.
Type: Digital Download
Designer: Emily Greene
Skill Level: 3 out of 5
Yarn: Hudson + West Co. Weld (70% US Merino / 30% US Corriedale; 200 yds [183 m]; 1.76 oz. [50g]): juniper, 1 (1, 1, 2) skeins. Version 2 (watchcap): lake, 2 (2, 2, 2) skeins.
1 (2, 3, 4); 16 (17.75, 19.5, 21.25)” / 40.5 (45, 49.5, 54) cm finished circumference (unstretched), beanie 8.5 (watchcap 11)” / beanie 21.5 (watchcap 28) cm finished height (brim unfolded). Watchcap and Beanie shown in Size 2.
Size A (for main fabric): US 2.5 (3.0 mm): 16” (40 cm) circular and double-pointed needles.
Size B (for optional tubular cast on): US 2 (2.75 mm: 16” (40 cm) circular needle.
Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.
Stitch markers or locking stitch markers (m); cable needle (cn); waste yarn (optional) for tubular cast on; tapestry needle.
36 sts and 42 rows = 4” 10 cm in 1x1 Rib on Size A needle.
One 16-stitch repeat of chart = 1.75” 4.5 cm wide on Size A needle.
Cabling with a cable needle; decreasing; optional tubular cast on; chart reading.
About the Designer
Emily Greene is a Brooklyn-based designer of knitwear and buildings. Her graphic handknit designs are heavily influenced by her architectural background and by her broader studies of shape, pattern, and surface design. Emily’s modern knitwear designs have been published by Laine Magazine, Brooklyn Tweed, Pom Pom Quarterly, and Woolfolk. Through her signature use of diagonal lines and texture, Emily aims to create patterns that inspire and challenge makers to stretch their skills and elevate their handknit wardrobes. Follow her on Instagram and Ravelry as @emilygreeneknits. Find her knitwear designs at emilygreeneknits.com.