Riverbed Rib Hat (Knit Noro: Accessories)

Thursday, December 01, 2011
I have a new pattern out in a book collection - and I am completely excited as this is my first solo cover - and on a lovely book, too!  The pattern is the Riverbed Rib Hat (link to Ravelry) and it's in Knit Noro: Accessories (link to Amazon).  There are 29 other patterns in the book that are all relatively small projects done in various Noro yarns, including things to wear, to carry, and to use at home.  Enjoy!

@ Sixth & Spring


  • The book says to use 16" circular to do rib.

    The pattern says cast on 56 stitches and join.

    I could not join as too few cast ons, is this an error?

  • KT

    Hi there -
    If you're having problems joining your cast on, then you may be casting on too tightly - the hat has to be able to fit over an adult head, so the bottom edge (the cast on) needs to be more than 16" in circumference.

    One thing you can do is to do the first round or two flat and then join once you've got a bit more "play" in your work. You'd then have to sew the gap up at the end (this is how the Red Cross had people knit watchcaps in WW2!).


  • Yes, I will try again with a looser cast on. Thanks for the prompt response.

    Then I will try the other method.

  • chrissie & flynn

    Hi, I hope you can help, in doing the riverbed rib rows 1-6, when I do k3 it fails to make the lacy effect the picture shows and looks like a p2 k3 rib. Am I doing something wrong?

  • KT

    Hi Chrissie,
    Keep knitting. You'll drop the middle of the K3 rib after a few rounds, and do a new YO to start a k3 on the next rib over. Trust the pattern.


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