Hat knitting pattern: instant download pdf. The Moher Beanie is named after the famous Cliffs of Moher – a beautiful sight across the sea from Inis Oírr, the smallest of the Aran Islands (where I was born and raised!) As a knitter from the Aran Islands, I love adapting the Aran style to suit modern knitters. Here, I have taken a classic Aran style cable pattern and adapted the motif to work it in the round, on two sizes of circular needle. The finished hat is seamless, with the cables flowing from brim to crown without interruption. The Cliffs are also close to the home of Sionnach Yarns whose beautiful handdyed merino yarn inspired this hat.
The cabling pattern is not overly complicated; I would consider this a pattern suitable for intermediate knitters.
The hat is sized for an adult, and comes in two sizes, Small and Large. The Small size would equate to a traditional women's size, and the Large would equate to a traditional men's size. Aran weight yarn, or worsted weight yarn is recommended for this pattern. The needles required are 4.5mm/US7 and 5mm/US8 circular needles, but here is some leeway given that Aran yarns can vary a little in thickness. I would suggest being guided by the needle size recommended for the Aran yarn you are using. One 100g skein should be just enough for one hat. I would suggest a requirement of 166 metres/182 yards of yarn.
The hat is seamless, as it is knit in the round, and is super soft and comfortable to wear. The beanie measures around 16 inches (42 cm) in circumference (flat, unworn) in the Small size; and 18 inches (47 cm) in the Large size. Both beanies measure the same in height: 9¾ inches/25 cm from brim to crown.
The pattern has been test knitted, and the test knitters found that it was quick to work up - a bonus for any gift knitter!
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Nov 2, 2022
I have knitted one hat so far and love the pattern and making another one.
Nov 14, 2021