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Winter Branches


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When my brother's friend asked for a "sweet beanie" to wear while he worked, I quickly got out my needles and yarn. Thus, I designed this hat for wandering around the winter beauty in Yosemite National Park. The design features a twisted rib brim and slipped stitches worked as a cable motif. BASIC SKILLS NECESSARY Knit, purl, knit in the round GAUGE 16 sts and 32 rows in pattern SIZING / FINISHED MEASUREMENTS Infant, Child, Adult Medium (16.5", 19.5", 24" circumference) SUGGESTED YARN 202 yards of Worsted weight PREFERRED BRAND/YARN Juniper Moon Farms Chadwick COLORWAY Mercury

Recommended with this pattern

  • 1 skein Juniper Moon Farms Chadwick [60% merino wool and 40% alpaca, 202y/185m per 100g skein]; 1 skein (shown in Mercury)
  • 1 16" US 6 circular needle- adult
  • 1 16" US 7 circular needle-adult

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Gidget's Stitches
Gidget's Stitches
I'm a stay at home mom and knitwear designer. I took up knitting in 2004 after watching my mother-in-law knit a sock. Up until July 2009, I had a mission to live in all the Great Lakes states. But then we relocated to Texas. Going from 117 inches of snow a winter to 117 degrees in the summer is going to be quite a shock to the system. So was moving to a town without a yarn store. I am married to a knitter, yay! It is great to have a husband who shares your hobby, not so great to have someone who shares your yarn budget. :-) I blog, sporatically, at

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