Inspired by the streets of the Edinburgh Colonies, the Streets Hat uses ribbing and cables to create a rhythmic pattern.

It’s a hat for all weathers - warm but lightweight; with sizing to suit all ages and genders.

Designed for the Colony of Artists Festival 2021, the Streets Hat celebrates the architectural planning of the Edinburgh Colonies. The allover ribbed pattern is interspersed with cable twists which represent the gardens that flank each side of the narrow roads and create the unique setting that the Colonies enjoy.

Simple but evocative, the Streets Hat comes in sizes from newborn to adult and is knit in the round from the bottom up in yarn dyed in the Abbeyhill Colonies by Ginger Twist.

Knit in Ginger’s Hand-dyed DK yarns, you can choose between 1 skeins of the Masham Mayhem DK (75% Blue Faced Leicester/ 25% British Masham) or Sheepish DK (100% Blue Faced Leicester). Sample is knit in the colour ‘Factory Girls’.


  • 4mm /US6 x 60cm/ 24” long circular needles for working magic loop
  • 3.25 mm /US 3 x 60cm/ 24” long circular needles for working magic loop (this needle is for the rib and should be three sizes smaller than your main needle)
  • 2.75 mm/ US2 needles for working cast on (one size smaller than those used for the rib) or the size required to get your gauge*

Notions: stitch markers; tapestry needle; cable needle (optional)

Techniques: Long Tail Tubular Cast On, Cables

Includes download code for Ravelry as well.