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Jennifer Dassau on craftsy.com
the Delaware River Valley, NJ USA

Recovering attorney and emigree from Seventh Avenue, I like writing patterns almost as much as knitting them. Visit me at www.jenniferdassau.com

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(6) Name: 'Knitting : She-Cat

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • Techniques & Skills Used: Provisional CO, knit/purl, decreasing, cables, dropped stitches, knitting in the round, grafting or optional 3-needle bind off; this pattern includes both a chart for the brim and full written instructions, and a photo tutorial for grafting the cables.

Pattern Description:

She-Cat is a chic little hat with a sideways-cabled brim and sleek reverse stockinette crown, that's fun to knit and perfect to wear everywhere. Dropped stitches between cables create an extra soft and stretchy brim, and add just enough knitting excitement and fashion-y detail.


Gauge: 18 st and 28 rows/4" in reverse stockinette stitch; one 16 row cable repeat = 2.5."

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • Size: S/M (M/L); 20 (22.5)" circumference, unstretched, after gentle blocking.


  • Yarn: Malabrigo Yarn Merino Worsted (100% merino wool; 210 yards/100g); 1 skein, or approximately 100 (130) yards of worsted weight yarn, shown in Apple Green and Hollyhock.

You Will Also Need:

  • Other Materials: US 8 (5mm) 16" circular needle, or 32" circular needle if using Magic Loop, or size to match gauge; Scrap yarn for provisional CO; Stitch markers (2); Cable needle; Yarn needle; Crochet hook (any size) to help with raveling stitches; 4 non-slippery US 8 (5mm) dpns, preferably two different colors, for grafting.

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