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Mirror Twist Cable Flap Hat


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When I purchased a beautiful skein of Bulky weight 100% lambswool yarn, I was determined to use it all to make a hat ... so that was my inspiration for coming up with this fun flap hat. To make the ribbing a little more interesting, I employed the Garter Rib Stitch, which incorporates a subtle line of garter stitch in the rib. Easy peasy and fun! The hat is made in what I call the Mirror Twist Cable stitch, which I suppose is a real cable stitch except you don't need to pull out your cable needle to hold the stitches. You make the cable by knitting stitches out of sequence. Also easy peasy and fun! The flap adds a bit of silliness and style to the composition and the point on that flap was just crying out to me, "Marcia!!! Make me a tassel! Make me a tassel!" So I did. Gee I had fun designing and making this hat. When I put it on my model head, it made me smile. When I put it on my old lady grandmother head (ME!), it made my husband smile (not exactly sure what that meant and I didn't ask!). Anyway, I hope you'll have fun making this hat for somebody who will have fun wearing it. As with all my designs, please contact me at the Email address listed on the pattern if you have any questions as you work up my design. I want you to have a great time and end up with a terrific flap hat. Thank you! BASIC SKILLS NECESSARY Cast on, knit, knit in the round on double pointed needles, bind off GAUGE In Mirror Twist Cable Stitch, 5 stitches and 5 rows = 1 inch/2.5 cm SIZING / FINISHED MEASUREMENTS One size fits older child and adult. Finished measurements before folding for flap about 14 inches/35.5 cm long, 6 1/2 inches/16.5 cm wide SUGGESTED YARN 175 yards of Chunky weight PREFERRED BRAND/YARN Rowan Colurscape Chunky by Kaffee Fassett COLORWAY Frosty - 433

Supplies Needed

  • Double pointed needles, sizes 9 and 10
  • Stitch markers
  • Tapestry needle

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Follow my blog at: I am certified as a Level 1 Master Hand Knitter by The Knitting Guild Association. My grandmother Lena taught me to knit when I was 4 years old and told me that a lifetime of knitting pleasure was her legacy to me. I love to design and knit and enter my work in competitions. I've won numerous awards and ribbons over the years and that's a lot of fun, but the greatest pleasure is the actual creative process. I specialize in Beginner and Intermediate level designs that teach new skills and promote excitement for the art that is Knitting. I think new knitters should have the opportunity to work with a well-written design that reinforces their current skills, teaches them new skills and gets a "WOW, you made that?!!?" response when showing off their completed project.