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SoCal Hat


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This quick knit hat incorporates an easy-to-memorize faux cable pattern adapted from The Stitch Collection by Debbie O'Neill. No cable needle required! The effect is achieved using slipped stitches which are dropped every six rows. It's somewhat terrifying the first time, but lots of fun after that. And since the slipped stitches combat pooling, SoCal works especially well with variegated yarns. BASIC SKILLS NECESSARY Working in the round Slipping stitches Basic decreases GAUGE GAUGE: 18 sts/24 rows = 4 in/10 cm in stockinette stitch; 26 sts/32 rows = 4 in/10 cm in Faux Cable pattern. SIZING / FINISHED MEASUREMENTS SIZE: The pattern is written for a size to fit most adult heads. FINISHED MEASUREMENTS: About 19 inches [48 cm] in circumference. Will comfortably fit heads up to 23 inches [58.5 cm] in circumference. PREFERRED BRAND/YARN Wool version (shown in green): Malabrigo Rios, 1 skein. Cotton version (shown in blue): Blue Sky Alpacas Worsted Cotton, 1 skein COLORWAY Green: Solis, Blue: Mediterranean

Recommended with this pattern

  • YARN: Wool version (shown in green): Malabrigo Rios (100% superwash merino; 210 yd/192 m per 100g); color Solis; 1 skein
  • YARN: Cotton version (shown in blue): Blue Sky Alpacas Worsted Cotton (100% cotton; 150 yds/137 m per 100g); color Mediterranean; 1 skein
  • NEEDLES: 16-inch US #7/4.5 mm circular needle & set of four or five US #7/4.5 mm double-pointed needles.

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Triona Designs
Triona Designs
I gravitate toward designs with clean lines and contemporary (but not too contemporary!) stylings. I strive to make my designs available to knitters in as wide a range of sizes as possible. Things I love: cables, simple lace, strong lines, designs that look far more complicated to make than they actually are, and beautiful, saturated colors complementing each other in stripes or colorwork. Besides designing, I am also an aspiring fiction writer. I work on my novels for kids and young adults novel when I’m not knitting as fast as my hands will go.