Grey Fox

When I sat down to think about designing this hat, I knew I wanted an easy rhythmic rib of long flowing sections joined with a series of spiraling cables. I am very pleased with the resulting sophisticated nature of such a simplistic idea. When worn, the rib sections ‘open up’ to reveal an almost column-like quality. It’s a classic design that will look amazing in a wide-variety of fibers and colors. It works up quickly in a mesmerizing flow of mind-soothing stitches. 

Sizes Available

Adult: Medium (Large) to fit head circumference of 22” (24”) / 56 (61) cm


US 6 (4.0 mm), 16” Circular needle, DPNs or longer for magic loop method

US 7 (4.50 mm), 16” Circular needle, DPNs or longer for magic loop method


US 7 (4.50 mm), 20 sts & 24 rnds = 4”, in stockinette in the round, unblocked


Universal Yarn Uptown Worsted, 100% Acrylic (anti-pilling), 165m/100g (180 yds)

Color Used: Donahue (353) x 1


Yardage Used: 140 (155) yds / 128 (142) m


Stitch marker(s)

Tapestry needle

Cable needle

Pattern Notes

Hat is knit from brim to crown in the round.

Consider placing a stitch marker every 20 stitches to separate pattern repeats.

Yarn Substitutions

When substituting yarns, please choose a yarn of the same weight and fiber content as the yarn listed above. Do a test swatch and confirm that your gauge matches the gauge needed for the pattern.

Purchase Information

Downloadable PDF copies of this pattern are available for purchase on and

Pattern published March 2020.