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Warmer weather doesn't have to mean no more knit hats. Not when you can make this lace and cable knit version in a light weight cotton blend!
This hat is knit from the bottom up in the round, so it's seamless and quick! A simple ribbed border transitions into a pretty combination of classic cables alternating with a beautiful intertwining leaves lace design. Reverse Stockinette stitch makes for a nice contrasting background stitch.
Shaping at the cap is done with decreases that taper the lace leaf design and create a pretty floral effect at the crown.
The hat is just a little slouchy, so it can be worn pulled down for those who like a closer fit, or a little bit back on the head, so it slouches just so. It will be one of your most versatile and easy-to-wear hats!
And the bonus is that it only takes 2 balls of a very nice, yet inexpensive Shine Worsted yarn from KnitPicks.com. Choose the sunny and yummy crème brulee color shown here or from the other delicious colors.
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Finished Knit Measurements: Approx 20" [51 cm] unstretched at ribbed edge; stretches easily to 25" [63.5 cm]. Approx 8 ¾" [22 cm] total height.
Yarn Used: Knit Picks Shine Worsted (60% Pima Cotton/40% Modal); 1.75 oz/50 g [75 yds/68 m] per hank): 2 balls in Crème Brulee #24144.
Pattern Gauge: Widest part of 13-st wide Lace panel = 3" [7.5 cm] and approx 23 rnds = 4" [10 cm]; Widest part of 6-st cable panel = 1 ¼" [3 cm].
Yarn Label Gauge and Information: A worsted weight yarn in a cotton blend with a gauge of 4.5 - 5 stitches = 1" on sizes 6-9 needles..
Total Yardage Required: 150 yds [136 m].
Some suggested yarn substitutes to try:
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Knitting Needles Used: 1 set of 4 or 5 double-pointed needles (DPNs) in Size 9 [5.5 mm] OR SIZE TO OBTAIN GAUGE; (Optional; you can just use DPNs if you prefer) 1 - 16" circular needle in Size 9 [5.5mm] OR SIZE TO OBTAIN GAUGE.
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Posted by Jo on 24th Aug 2016
Easy to follow directions. Hat turned out great!I plan on making more hats as gifts. Love the pattern.
Posted by Barbara Watts on 22nd Aug 2016
I found the pattern easy to do I made it for a friend of mine.
Posted by Kathy Whittaker on 20th Aug 2016
I love this lacy hat. Quick and easy knit.
Posted by Nancy on 20th Aug 2016
An easy and quick to knit hat. The pattern comes to a lovely end at the top.