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Brumby Jill Hat

from Sygneture Designs by Sharon Boswell
(6) Name: 'Knitting : Brumby Jill Hat
Brumby Jill Hat Malabrigo Rios Archangel
Brumby Jill Hat Malabrigo Rios Archangel
Brumby Jill Hat malabrigo Worsted Oceanos
Brumby Jill Hat Madelinetosh Chunky Tart
Brumby Jill Hat Madelinetosh Chunky Tart

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • Garter stitch and slipped stitch short rows, provisional cast-on

Pattern Description:

Want something warmer than a peaked cap that still lets you pull your ponytail through rather than hiding it?

Do you have a lovely skein of varigated yarn and want a pattern that will not allow any pooling at all?

Do you love to knit but hate to purl?

Want to learn or practice short rows on a small project and not have to mix itup with other techniques?

Brumby Jill is a neat fitting hat worked in garter stitch with short row shaping on both the crown and brim. Its an excellent first short row pattern with full written instructions and schematics to help it all make sense.

Slipped stitch short rows are used but you can easily use your favourite method or use this project to practise one you've just learned.


18 stitches and 32 rows to 4 inches/10cm

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • One size ladies large, info to alter size included


  • 140 yds of worsted wool

You Will Also Need:

  • circular needle US#7 4.5mm 60cm long, 8 stitch markers, wool needle, waste yarn for provisional cast-on

Suggested yarn:

140 yards of Worsted weight

Preferred Brand/Yarn:

Malabrigo Worsted or Rios; Madelinetosh Chunky


Designed for varigated colours