Level of difficulty: easy – medium.

The casual hat Pebbles can be knitted in two different ways: tightly fitting with a smooth crown as a beanie or as a slouch variant with a softly gathered crown for a more loose fit. The British designer Woolly Wormhead has expressed her passion for circles in a gentle diagonally textured pattern. It is reminiscent of the English pebble beaches and is knitted seamlessly bottom up and in the round. Both models feature shaping incorporated into the stitch pattern for a sophisticated finish. Knitted with our Big Merino Hug, Pebbles is a warming companion for cold days.

Number of skeins of Big Merino Hug used for both variants (beanie and slouch) based on the head circumference:

Head circumference inches 19 21 23
Head circumference cm 48.25 53.25 58.5
Number of skeins (beanie) 1 1 1
Number of skeins (slouch) 1 1 2

The pieces shown were knitted in the colours Taupe (beanie) and Isar Pebble (slouch).

Needles: US 6 (4 mm) circular needle or DPNs. Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.