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Karen L Bennett on craftsy.com
Fort Collins, Colorado

A creative Brit living in Colorado, I've been knitting since 7 years old. My big hobbies are landscape and skyscape photography, acrylic and oil painting. My latest knitting designs are "Western ...

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Big Head Vail Chunky Cable Knit Hat

from Hand Knit Artisans
(6) Name: 'Knitting : Big Head Vail Chunky Cable Knit Hat
Big Head Vail Chunky Cable Knit Hat
Big Head Vail Chunky Cable Knit Hat

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • Cable knitting
  • knit
  • purl
  • knit 2 together
  • purl 2 together
  • slip stitch and pass it over
  • Basic sewing
  • purl through back of loops
  • slip 2 stitches knitwise then knit through front of slipped stitches.

Pattern Description:

Chunky cables and ribs, perfect for men or women. Big Head Knits are designed for real sized adults with big brains and where our customers are anything but average! You don't have to be average height, weight, head, neck or hands here. Our hats look the right size, are deeper in length to fit and look right.

Designed in Colorado, USA with Colorado slopes and every day cold weather in mind, this will knit up pretty quickly and with mile a minute bulky weight yarn for an essential wardrobe addition! Keep ears warm and the look cool enough for the most discerning fashion forward teen, with or without the pom-pom.

A lovely gift for the holidays and the high country.


9sts / 12 rows = 4 inches / 10cm

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • Fit sizes 22-24" and 24-26"
  • Actual size 21" and 23"


  • 1 pair US 13 / 9mm straight knitting needles
  • Wool blend yarn or yarn of choice

You Will Also Need:

  • Scissors,
  • 1/2 letter size card stock or scrap card from grocery box
  • Blunt yarn sewing needle

Suggested yarn:

194 yards of Bulky weight

Preferred Brand/Yarn:

Lion Brand Wool-Ease Super Bulky