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Chaucer Hat knitting pattern

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This cabled hat comes in three sizes: toddler, women’s, and men’s. One cable pattern is repeated three times and an additional cable pattern is worked once. It is knit in the round on circular needles in a worsted weight yarn. Pattern includes both written directions as well as a chart for the cable section.


Malabrigo Rios (100% Merino, 210 yds/192 m per 100 g skein); 1 skein; samples used colorways Aguas, Cumparsita, and Azules

or 210 yds (192 m) of another worsted weight yarn, such as Round Table Yarns Lancelot


US 8 (5.0 mm) 16" (40 cm) circular needle, or size needed to obtain gauge
US 8 (5.0 mm) double pointed needles, or size needed to obtain gauge
Cable needle
Stitch marker


21 stitches and 27 rows over 4" (10 cm) in stockinette

Finished Measurements (3 sizes)

20", 22", 24" (50.5 cm, 56 cm, 61 cm) circumference
7", 8", 9" (18 cm, 20 cm, 23 cm) tall

Printing Details

The pattern has been professionally printed on 100# text stock and uses saddle stitch binding (folded and stapled). The size of the pattern is letter size (8 1/2" x 11"), and the pattern is 8 pages long.

Electronic PDF Version Included

On the print copy of the pattern, you'll find a sticker with a coupon code. Enter that coupon code on Ravelry and a PDF version of the pattern will be added to your Ravelry library. That way if you ever lose the print copy, the pattern will still be available to you. If you just want the electronic version of the pattern, you can purchase it on Ravelry here.

Photos copyright Karen Robinson. Pattern layout by Elizabeth Green of Stitch Definition.

The Story Behind the Pattern Name

Geoffrey Chaucer (c. 1343-1400) is the medieval writer, the “Shakespeare” of his time (although he was writing before Shakespeare). His Canterbury Tales is one of the most important works in Middle English and contains all kinds of stories, from the ribald to the religious.

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