FREE U.S. Flat Rate shipping on orders over $75! $4 U.S. ship on ALL others.

Ruby Crest Hat and Mitts Free Knitting Pattern

Share This Page Share | Send to Facebook Tweet This Email
 Ruby Crest Hat and Mitts Ruby Crest Hat and Mitts

Ruby Crest Hat and Mitts

Last year for my hubby Nick's 30th birthday, the only thing he wanted to do was hike the Ruby Crest Trail. The 35 mile stretch across the ridgeline of the Ruby Mountains in eastern Nevada had been on our bucket list for years. We get out to the Ruby Mountains to camp and hike as often as we can but we hadn't attempted the big trail yet so we decided to go for it. Finally seeing the remote nooks and crannies of those mountains was amazing and it's some of the most beautiful country we've experienced to date.

The ridges and valleys of the Ruby Mountains inspired this design. As I was trying to figure out what to make for Nick for Christmas and this squishy garter stitch pattern with slipped stitch detailing just popped into my head. Nick loves just about anything I make him, but I knew this would quickly become one of his favorites-- especially since it is inspired by one of our favorite places.

The Fibre Co.'s Terra is perfect for this hat and mitt set - warm, textured, and just delightful to knit with! The slipped stitch "seams" create interest and give the hat and mitts a unique ridged look and are perfect for an intermediate knitter. I love the way that the Terra yarn has little slubs of texture throughout which gives the overall look of the set a rustic feel. I hope you enjoy wearing this set as much as Nick does!

 Ruby Crest Hat and Mitts

Fibre Company Terra Yarn Fibre Company Terra Yarn

You can purchase the items to make your own Ruby Crest Hat and Mitts here!
Full Downloadable and Printable Pattern Available Here
You can click on the link below to view, download, and print the pattern as a .pdf file

View .pdf file of knitting pattern
View text-only .pdf file of knitting pattern

  • Hat:
  • M- 20" Circ. and 7.25" tall
  • L-22 Circ. and 7.75" tall
  • Gloves:
  • M- 7"-8" Hand circ. and 7.5" long
  • L- 8"-9" Hand Circ. and 8" long
  • 18sts = 4" in Garter Stitch

About the Designer

Designer - Kristen Ashbaugh-Helmreich

Kristen Ashbaugh-Helmreich lives in Reno, NV and works on the Customer Engagement team at Jimmy Beans Wool; her tasks include social media (Ravelry & Pinterest, yay!) and coordinating the blog, she co-writes the bi-monthly newsletters and designs knitting, sewing and crochet patterns among various other fun tasks. Outside of work, she is the designer behind Marinade Designs (, her own line of knitting patterns that she is hoping to expand in the coming year. When she's not knitting or sewing her own clothes, she is working in her garden, tending to her chickens, cooking up delicious food, doing yoga, or hiking and backpacking with her husband and their feisty little mutt Wallace. Feel free to check out all of Kristen's designs on Ravelry:

For help with any of Kristen's patterns on the JBW Free Patterns Page, feel free to e-mail her directly at:

We hope you enjoy this free knitting pattern. This free pattern and the associated photographs are only for personal non-commercial use and are not for resale.
Free Crochet and Knitting Patterns

Recent Free Patterns

View all free patterns
Free Crochet and Knitting Patterns