Cian (Kee-an) by Emily Greene is another instant classic, featuring Emily’s architectural slanting cables, textures, and pleasing symmetry. Made for gatherings around fall campfires, weekend hikes, and blustery days, this go-to hat will surely be stuffed into coat pockets from fall through the winter.
This beanie is worked in the round from the bottom up. The hat is work from a chart through the crown decreases for a simple, straightforward project that will have you itching to cast on another.
Designed for Hudson + West Co's Forge - you need 1 skein.
Where to get it
This listing is for the single PDF pattern. You'll get an email with a download link immediately after purchase.
Size: One Size; 45.5 cm / 18” finished circumference (unstretched); 23 cm / 9” finished height.
Hudson + West Co. Forge (70% U.S. Merino, 30% U.S. Corriedale; 214 meters / 235 yards per 100 g / 3.5 oz.)
Sample shown is knit in colorway Tobacco.
Size A (for hat): US 5 [3.75 mm]: 16” [40 cm] circ needle, or your preferred needle for small-circumference circular knitting.
Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.
26 sts and 31 rnds = 4” [10 cm] in 1x1 Rib on Size A needle, after blocking.
26.5 sts and 31 rnds = 4” [10 cm] in Chart B on Size A needle, after blocking.
One 9-st rep of Chart A = 1.25” [3 cm] wide on Size A needle, after blocking.
One 60-st rep of Chart B = 9” [23 cm] wide on Size A needle, after blocking.
Increasing; decreasing; cabling with or without a cable needle; circular knitting.
45.5 cm / 18” finished circumference (unstretched); 23 cm / 9” finished height.
Emily Greene is a Portland, Maine-based designer of knitwear and buildings. Her graphic handknit designs are heavily influenced by her architectural background and by her broader studies of shape, pattern, and surface design. Emily’s modern knitwear designs have been published by Laine Magazine, Brooklyn Tweed, Pom Pom Quarterly, and Woolfolk. Through her signature use of diagonal lines and texture, Emily aims to create patterns that inspire and challenge makers to stretch their skills and elevate their handknit wardrobes. She can be found on both Instagram and Ravelry as @emilygreeneknits; her knitwear designs can be found on her website, emilygreeneknits.com.
Forge and its little sibling Weld are our first 100% US-made yarns - and we're the first European stockists of Hudson + West, the fabulous company who makes them! A heathered blend of 70% Merino and 30% Corriedale, Forge is spun up to a worsted weight. It's a round, extremely well-balanced 3ply yarn that works so, so well for cables and texture. It has a beautiful balance of stitch definition, bounce, and wooly, cohesive bloom after blocking. One of our new favorites!
Explore our range of Hudson + West Co patterns here.
Haven’t started knitting with Forge but it’s lovely!
Feels lovely. I’m familiar with the wool after living in New Mexico Going to make a hat with it
Glad I tried it!
I am glad I you gave me the chance to try this yarn out for a little one skein project. It is smooth and shows of cables and texture very well. I like the hat I knitted from this yarn, but honestly I wouldn‘t knit a garment out of it, because it‘s on the upper price range and not affordable for me. But with one skein I now have a very special luxurious treasure.
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