helmet hat

Cashmere Tweed Helmet Hat

Adult M


  • 4 skeins Rowan Cashmere Tweed (90% cashmere/10% silk, 25 grams, 60 yards)
  • Size US 9 (5.5 mm) 16” circular needle and double pointed needles OR SIZE NEEDED TO OBTAIN GAUGE
  • Tapestry needle
  • 4 stitch markers in contrasting colors (as denoted by Marker “A”, “B”, and “C”, and “D”)

4 sts/inch on US 9/5.5 mm with two strands held together

this is a quick and easy winter hat that looks a lot more difficult than it is. the secret to the structured look is a very tight gauge, and this yarn takes to steaming and blocking amazingly well so it will fit you perfectly. my tip is to line a styrofoam head with paper towels, wet block the hat, and pin it down to the head. the weight of the water will pull it just enough to allow your hair to fit under it. for extremely thick hair put a few extra paper towels over the head before placing the hat. i believe this particular yarn has been discontinued so if you can’t find it just make sure you’re using a blockable yarn (acrylics don’t work so well) and knitting it at an uncomfortably tight gauge.

i designed the hat for String in New York and currently the hat is only available through them. it’s not up on their website anymore (the yarn is sold out) but you can call them and they will figure out a suitable substitute. the pattern is free with purchase of yarn. for this winter season, i am planning to speak to the owner and discuss releasing the pattern on my own, so we’ll see.

purchase the kit at String Yarns
view the pattern page on


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