Rugged Knits Pattern Highlight: Weathered Mountain
This week's pattern is probably the least flashy in the Rugged Knits collection, but it's one of those projects that I think will really get worn. Weathered Mountain is a slim beanie worked in super lightweight yarn with a simple, but fun-to-work knit-and-purl stitch pattern. It's great for fellas who only want basics while still being engaging to knit, and it's perfect for anyone who wants a versatile accessory that can be slipped under a bike or climbing helmet or just worn on crisp fall days.
- This one has pretty standard construction - bottom-up, starting with a ribbed brim and topped off with a handsome square crown.
- It's meant to fit as a snug beanie and it's written for four adult head circumferences: 18.5 (20, 21.25, 22.75)" (47 [51, 54, 58] cm).
I picked Brooklyn Tweed Loft because it's just so light and lofty while still being warm. I adore the fabric it makes, particularly how it blooms so beautifully, the stitches relaxing into each other to make a cohesive but really interesting fabric.
TIPS FOR SUBSTITUTING
- If you want the lightness in the original sample, stick with a woolen spun fingering weight yarn. Some yarns that fit this bill are Sincere Sheep Equity Fingering and Jamieson & Smith 2 Ply Jumper Weight.
- You could also go for something with crisper stitch definition. Grab that special skein of sock yarn you've been saving or try Quince & Co. Tern.
MY FAVORITE DETAIL
I always love a square crown. It's so neat and brings everything together so beautifully.
This pattern includes charted and written instructions, so you're covered whichever you prefer!
About 18.5 (20, 21.25, 22.75)” (47 51, 54, 58 cm) circumference and 7 (7.25, 7.5, 7.75)” (18 18.5, 19, 19.5 cm) long.
Example A shown on woman in size 18.5” (47 cm).
Example B shown on man in size 21.25” (54 cm).
154 (170, 181, 192) yd (141 155, 165, 175 m) sock weight (#1 Super Fine).
Shown here: Brooklyn Tweed Loft (100% Targhee-Columbia wool; 275 yd 251 m/50 g): color Sap (Example A); Artifact (Example B), 1 skein.
Size U.S. 3 (3.25 mm): 16” (40 cm) circular (cir) and set of 5 double-pointed (dpn).
Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.
Markers (m); tapestry needle.
22.5 sts and 43 rnds = 4” (10 cm) in Dots Textured st.