Basic Skills Necessary:
- k = knit p = purl working in the Round with DPNs and circular needle m1 = make 1 st, explained in patt notes k2tog = knit 2 sts together p2tog = purl 2 sts together 4/4 RC, 4/4 LC = simple cable twists defined in PATTERN STITCHES section on page 2. ssk = [sl 1 knitwise] twice, k these 2 sts tog through back loops
What could be more satisfying than turning a brilliantly colorful and vibrant hank of hand-dyed yarn into a sumptuously cabled hat to adorn a baby, child, or adult!
The very wide braided cable is simple to do and creates a very touchable cable with lots of depth and textural interest. Thick ribbed band, and minimal Reverse Stockinette stitch background complete the design and allow the Wide Cable and yarn to show to their best advantage.
This is a classic hat, but made very modern with a stunning color and bold pattern statement.
The pattern includes three sizes, so you can outfit an entire family! AND, each hat uses less than one hank of the deliciously wonderful Malabrigo Worsted yarn!
This is one of those patterns you'll be tempted to make again and again.
11 sts = 16 rows = 3" [7.5 cm] in Rev St st
Sizing / Finished Measurements:
- Approx 13 1/4 (17 3/4, 22)" [33.5 (45, 56) cm] around bottom opening, unstretched; 7 3/4 (8 3/4, 10 1/4)" [19.5 (22, 26) cm] height. TO FIT SIZES: Baby (Child, Adult) or head circumferences of 14-17 (18-21, 22-24)" [35.5-43 (45.5-53.5, 56-61) cm].
- A worsted weight yarn in a soft merino wool: Approximate total yardage required: 95 (150, 200) yds [87 (137, 183) m]. Please visit this pattern at SweaterBabe.com for yarn suggestions, photos of finished projects, etc. Shown In: Malabrigo Merino Worsted (100% Merino Wool); 3.5 oz/100 g (210 yds/192 m] per hank): 1 hank in Fuchsia #93
You Will Also Need:
- Size 10.5 [6.5 mm]: 1 set of 4 or 5 double-pointed needles (DPNs) OR SIZE TO OBTAIN GAUGE Size 10.5 [6.5 mm]: 16" [40 - 50 cm] circular needle OR SIZE TO OBTAIN GAUGE (optional: DPNs can be used for all rnds) One stitch marker Cable needle (cn) Row/Rnd counter Yarn tapestry needle
95 yards of Worsted weight
Malabrigo Merino Worsted