Cian (Kee-an) by Emily Greene is another instant classic, featuring Emily’s architectural slanting cables, textures, and pleasing symmetry. Made for gatherings around fall campfires, weekend hikes, and blustery days, this go-to hat will surely be stuffed into coat pockets from fall through the winter.
This beanie is worked in the round from the bottom up. The hat is work from a chart through the crown decreases for a simple, straightforward project that will have you itching to cast on another.
Type: Digital Download
Designer: Emily Greene
Skill Level: 3 out of 5
Yarn: Hudson + West Co. Forge (70% U.S. Merino / 30% U.S. Corriedale; 235 yds [214 m]; 3.5 oz. [100g]): shown in tobacco (warm brown), 1 skein.
One Size; 18” [45.5 cm] finished circumference (unstretched); 9” [23 cm] finished height.
Hudson + West Co. Forge (70% U.S. Merino / 30% U.S. Corriedale; 235 yds [214 m]; 3.5 oz. [100g]): shown in tobacco (warm brown), 1 skein.
Size A (for hat): US 5 [3.75 mm]: 16” [40 cm] circ needle, or your preferred needle for small-circumference circular knitting.
Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.
Stitch markers or locking stitch markers (m); cable needle (cn); tapestry needle.
26 sts and 31 rnds = 4” [10 cm] in 1x1 Rib on Size A needle, after blocking.
26.5 sts and 31 rnds = 4” [10 cm] in Chart B on Size A needle, after blocking.
One 9-st rep of Chart A = 1.25” [3 cm] wide on Size A needle, after blocking.
One 60-st rep of Chart B = 9” [23 cm] wide on Size A needle, after blocking.
Increasing; decreasing; cabling with or without a cable needle; circular knitting.
About the Designer
Emily Greene is a Portland, Maine-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. She can be found on both Instagram and Ravelry as @emilygreeneknits; her knitwear designs can be found on her website, emilygreeneknits.com.