In Celtic, the name Vardon means “From the green hill.” The rolling cables remind me off all the lovely green pictures you see of Celtic nations. Beautiful! I adore cables, so this beanie is a great treat to wear, for either gender, and a pompom is optional. (Curt wishes for a pompom on all his hats and therefore it had to have one. Dorky, but we all adore him for it!).
Worked in the round, Vardon contains written directions and charts. This hat pattern features 2 sizes; Small, & Large. Vardon includes a hat worksheet, so you know how to measure your head to achieve a perfect fit.
Vardon is written to be worked on circular needles. When the crown becomes too small to continue, you’ll switch to the magic loop method. However, the pattern notes do contain details should you wish to use double pointed needles throughout instead.
Curt is seen here wearing the medium size and has a 22” (56 cm) circumference head.
Skill Level Intermediate
Materials List • US7 (4.5 mm) 16” (41 cm) circular needle, or size required to obtain gauge • US8 (5 mm) 16” (41 cm) circular needle, or size required to obtain gauge • Four US8 (5 mm) double pointed needles (DPNs), or size required to obtain gauge (These are optional if you prefer not to work the crown with magic loop.) • Tapestry needle • Stitch marker • Cable needle • Pompom (Optional) • 150-175 yds (138-160 m) worsted weight yarn
Gauge 20 Stitches by 32 rows worked in the round in stockinette stitch = 4” (10 cm) on US8 (5 mm) needles, before blocking.
Size Information (Please refer to sizing guide on page 3 of this pattern to assess the correct size for you.) Small (S): 20” (51 cm) circumference, 10” (25 cm) deep. An ideal size for 20-22” (52-56 cm) circumference heads. Large (L): 24” (61 cm) circumference, 10” (25 cm) deep. An ideal size for 24-26” (61-66 cm) circumference heads.
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