Weekends at the Cabin Hat Knitting Pattern: Yarn Recommendations

Fallen in love with the Weekends at the Cabin Hat knitting pattern but have no idea what yarn to use? Continue reading for color recommendations using Western Sky Knits yarn (the yarn that I used), for affordable yarn recommendations, and for a list of resources to search for other yarns that will work for the pattern!

Fun, simplistic, gender-neutral, and easy to wear. The Weekends at the Cabin Hat is a 2-in-1 hat pattern including the option to work a mountain motif or a tree motif, and four size options. It is worked in DK weight, creating a quick and cozy knit.

I designed the hat using Western Sky Knits' Merino 17 DK yarn in the Mother Lode colorway: a beautiful gray with speckles of gold, brown, and darker gray, to represent the colors of cabin life, complete with wood, rocks, and dirt. Weekends at the Cabin looks great in most solid, tonal, and slightly variegated yarns.

Note: All yarn images are from the credited websites.

I used Mother Lode on Merino 17 DK from Western Sky Knits.

Western Sky Knits Colors

There are so many lovely colors to choose from in Western Sky Knits' shop, and they really would all look lovely with the Weekends at the Cabin Hat! The main thing to consider is that the busier yarns and the darkest yarns won't show the texture as well. Here is a handful of colors that I would use for a Weekends at the Cabin Hat.

Barnwood on Tweed base


Leaf on Tweed base