Finished Object: The Wayworn Cap

I enjoyed every moment of knitting this hat. The Wayworn Cap by Meghan Huber is such an addictive knit, I forgot to take photos and write a WIP post! Every time I thought about it, I just had to work on it.

I started this hat on my way back from Italy, and with only a few setbacks (I was so tired I twisted my stitches while trying to join in the round at least twice), I rocketed through this project. The hat is so warm and soft, it kept me cozy and happy on a trip to Saint Louis in January. My mom tried this hat on for a brief walk outside, and now she is begging me to make her one (luckily she has a birthday coming up)!

This hat is knit in the round from the bottom up, starting with the ribbing and ending with this gorgeous cable pattern. The ribbing keeps the hat cozy, and the “coin” cable motif adds an oh-so-unique quality and knitting intrigue. *I only knit the ribbing for 3.5″ and added another cable chart repeat.

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The yarn, Tov, is from one of my favorite yarn brands, Woolfolk. It has an Ovis 21 Ultimate Merino® base and is spun into a 12-ply Aran-weight yarn. It comes in a stunning, earthen color palate that provides a color for every season and style. My hat is knit in #T4.

If you like this pattern, check out the other incredible projects in this year’s Holiday issue. It has both quick knits for gifts and exquisite projects you won’t be able to part with. You’ll definitely want to check it out.

wayworn cap


Designer Meghan Huber

Difficulty Intermediate

Finished Size 18.5 (20.75, 22.75)” circumference and 8.5″ high with brim folded. Hat shown measures 20.75″.

Yarn Woolfolk Tov (100% merino wool; 173 yd [158 m]/3.5 oz [100 g]): #T00 raw (white), 2 skeins.

Needles Sizes 3 (3.25 mm) and 4 (3.5 mm): 16″ circular (cir). Size 4 (3.5 mm): set of double-pointed (dpn). Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.

Notions Marker (m); cable needle (cn); tapestry needle.

Gauge 31 sts and 32 rnds = 4″ in cable patt on larger needle.

Notes This hat is worked in the round from the bottom up.

Happy knitting,


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One Comment

  1. Pamela B at 8:23 am February 11, 2018

    When I read your original blog post about the Wayworn Cap, I was planning a trip to Vancouver, and this sounded like the perfect project for my travels, too. That led me to purchase Holiday Knits 2017 to get the pattern. I chose Filatura Di Crosa Zara Plus yarn in Denim Heather to make my hat. I thoroughly enjoyed my first real foray into cables. The Zara yarn worked well as a substitute for the Tov, and I have a beautiful hat that is comfortable and cozy. Thanks for the inspiration.

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