Caonach is the Gaelic word for “Moss”, which describes this hat perfectly, because it is made up of single and double moss stitch. The traditional Aran wool gives the hat flecks of colour which look great with the texture. This hat is perfect for stormy days by the sea or any other occasion when you want to protect your head from the elements.
This hat is the ideal project to knit up quickly with still enough variety to keep it interesting the whole way through.
This pattern is entirely beginner friendly, made up mostly of knit and purl stitches, and simple decreases.
Five sizes, fitting head circumference between 40.5 cm/ 16” and 61 cm/ 24”
Aran weight yarn, 100% Wool
44, 56, (69, 89), 110 m/ 48, 61, (75, 98), 120 yards
Sample worked in Aran Wool by Kerry Woollen Mills (334 m/ 365 yards per 200 grams) in colourway “Blue Fleck”
4.5 mm/ US size 7 needles for knitting small circumferences, or one size smaller than gauge size needles
5 mm/ US size 8 needles for knitting small circumferences, or size required to achieve gauge.
15 sts x 25 rounds = 4” / 10cm in main pattern worked in the round after blocking.
This pattern has been professionally tech edited and tested.