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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.
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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