Maximus is a stylish hat for the warriors in your life.
Featuring a cable panel reminiscent of strong iron helmets worn during misty battles, Maximus is just the thing for frosty mornings and long runs on wild beaches.
With the simple two-by-two rib and oh-so-perfect curved shaping he’s a deliciously cosy and handsome hat that keeps the bravest of heads warm.
Knitted in worsted-weight yarn, Maximus knits up quickly and is perfect for knitters that love a few simple cables thrown in with a good dose of ribbing.
Pattern includes written and charted instructions.
To fit head sizes: small 19-20”/48-51 cm (medium 21-22”/53.5-56 cm, large 23-24”/58.5-61 cm).
Brim circumference 9.5 (12.5, 16)”/24 (32, 40) cm; blocked and unstretched.
Length from base of brim to top centre of crown 8”/20 cm.
18 sts and 28 rnds = 4”/10 cm with US 7/4.5 mm needle in stockinette stitch knitted in the round, after wet blocking.
1 rep of “cable panel” (chart 1) with US 7/4.5 mm needle = 43/8/11 cm wide (24 sts).
1 (1, 1) skein of Malabrigo Rios (100% superwash Merino; 210 yds/192 m per 100g skein) in colourway 043 “Plomo”
If substituting yarn: approx 115 (126, 142) yds/105 (115, 130) m of worsted-weight yarn.
Of our yarn bases we would suggest either our Merino Nylon DK or Donegal Aran yarn base for Maximus. More information on our yarn bases can be found here.
NEEDLES & NOTIONS
US 7/4.5 mm circular needles 40 cm/16” long and US 7/4.5 mm needles for knitting smaller circumferences.
Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain gauge.
2 stitch markers & cable needle.
2 balls (see: https://www.trulymyrtle.com/blog/all-the-balls)
As with all Truly Myrtle designs, the pattern has been professionally edited and test knitted.