Aisneach Hat


Meaning “ribbed” in Scottish Gaelic, Aisneach is a simple but fun hat pattern designed to show off any yarn to its best! It features textured ribbed columns wrapping around a third of the hat, giving beautiful texture while still being a simple and quick knit. Make a fitted beanie or a looser slouchy hat, whatever suits you best. Combine with the matching cowl and fingerless mitts to stay cosy all around!

The pattern is fully written instructions and also includes a photo tutorial for a super stretchy cast on called the Estonian Cast-On for the bottom of the glove and the backward loop cast-on. The pattern has been tech edited and test knitted. There’s a screenshot of the pattern, and a list of the stitches used at the bottom of the photos.

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Pattern Details


  • Beanie - 78 (96, 118, 146) m / 85 (105, 130, 160) yds
    Slouchy - 105 (137, 175, 215) m / 115 (150, 190, 235) yds of Fruitful Fusion Merino Cashmere Nylon DK (80% Merino, 10% Nylon, 10% Cashmere, 246 yds/100g) in Calcite
  • 4 mm (US 6) circular needles, 40 cm (16”) or longer or DPNs (if using 16" circulars you will also need longer circulars for magic loop or DPNs for working the crown)
  • 3 stitch markers
  • Yarn needle for sewing in ends


23 stitches and 31 rows in 10 cm (4”) in stocking stitch in the round.

Finished Size

Toddler (Child/Teen, Adult, Large Adult)
40 (44, 48, 52) cm / 15.5 (17.25, 19, 20.75)”

to fit heads of
45.5 (50.5, 56, 61) cm / 18 (20, 22, 24)”

To see the hat in other sizes and colours check out my testers projects!

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