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(6) Name: 'Knitting : Azul

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • Techniques & Skills Used: cable CO, knit/purl, decreasing, cables, knitting in the round; this pattern contains written instructions only.

Pattern Description:

A close fitting, reversible ribbed hat, Azul has alternating cables that decrease in width until they disappear at the crown. The clean, sculptural lines of the ribbed cables and the beanie fit make Azul a perfect hat for everyday.


Gauge: 21 st and 28 rows/4" in unstretched K1P1 Rib..

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • Size: 18" brim circumference and 8" crown, unstretched.


  • Yarn: Malabrigo Yarn Merino Worsted (100% merino wool, 210 yards/100g); 1 skein, shown in Azul Bolita. The sample as written used 125 yards.

You Will Also Need:

  • Other Materials: US 9 (5.5mm) 16" circular needle or dpns, or size to match gauge; Cable needle; Stitch markers (8, one different color); Yarn needle.

Suggested yarn:

125 yards of Worsted weight

Preferred Brand/Yarn:

Malabrigo Yarn Merino Worsted


Azul Bolita

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Jennifer Dassau on
the Delaware River Valley, NJ USA
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Recovering attorney and emigree from Seventh Avenue, I like writing patterns almost as much as knitting them. Visit me at

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