Warm and densely cabled, Oakley by co-founder Sloane Rosenthal is a modern, graphic hat for everyone. Luxuriate in the opulent double-brim slouch in the coldest climes, or keep things a little trimmer in the understated beanie option. Engaging to knit and dramatic to wear, Oakley is hat you’ll treasure for winters to come.
Type: Digital Download
Designer: Sloane Rosenthal
Skill Level: 2 out of 5
Yarn: Hudson + West Co. Forge (70% U.S. Merino / 30% U.S. Corriedale; 235 yds [214 m]; 3.5 oz. [100g]): Version 1 (beanie): cabernet (aubergine), 1 skein; Version 2 (double-brim): dusk (pale pink), 2 skeins.
Finished circumference (unstretched) approximately 22.5” / 57 cm; 13” / 33 cm tall with brim unfolded for double-brim version; 9.5” / 24 cm tall for single-brim version.
Size A (for body): US 8 (5 mm): 16” (40 cm) circs, longer circ for magic loop, or DPNs, per knitter preference.
Size B (for ribbing): US 5 (3.75 mm): 16” (40 cm) circs, longer circ for magic loop, or DPNs, per knitter preference.
Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.
Tapestry needle; stitch markers; cable needle (optional); waste yarn (optional, for tubular cast on).
24 sts and 24 rnds = 4” (10 cm) in cable patt, as charted, unstretched, on Size A needle.
Tubular cast on (optional); decreasing; circular knitting; cabling with or without a cable needle.
About the Designer
Sloane Rosenthal is the co-founder of Hudson + West Co. In addition to her line of self-published patterns, her knitwear designs have been featured in Interweave Knits, Knit.Wear, Wool Studio, and By Hand Serial. She is author of three knitwear pattern books, Independent Fabrication Volumes 1 and 2, and Wine Country Knits. A native of Washington, D.C., she now lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with her husband and two children, where she runs H+W HQ West. Find her on instagram at @skrosenthal, and at her website, sloanerosenthalknits.com.