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A truly unique cable pattern stitch makes this sumptuously textured hat enjoyable to knit and wear!
This hat is knit seamlessly from the bottom up in Malabrigo Chunky, a yarn famous for its fabulous softness, intense colors, and lovely results. Size 11 needles keep this project fast!
Cable twists are alternated with simple lace to create lots of visual interest. Staggered panels further create the textured results. While there is a lace stitch pattern, the result is fancy texture - so this is definitely a unisex hat!
Generous height allow this hat to be worn further back on the head for a slight slouch or pulled over the ears more coverage and warmth.
Finished Knit Measurements: Approx 21 ½" [55 cm] unstretched at ribbed edge; body of hat (above ribbed edge) is approx 28" [71 cm] around. 10" [25.5 cm] total height.
Yarn Used: Malabrigo Yarn Chunky (100% Merino Wool); 3.5 oz/100 g [104 yds/95 m] per hank): 2 hanks in color Paris Night.
Pattern Gauge: 16 sts = 4" [10 cm] and approx 19 rnds = 4" [10 cm] in Chunky Textured Cable stitch patt.
Yarn Label Gauge and Information: A bulky weight yarn with a gauge 3-3.5 sts/inch (US 10-11)..
Total Yardage Required: 208 yds [190 m].
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Knitting Needles Used: Size 11 [8 mm]: 1 set of 4 or 5 double-pointed needles (DPNs) OR SIZE TO OBTAIN GAUGE.
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Posted by Karen on 24th Oct 2012
The cable pattern looks complicated, but is easy to knit. It was a very quick knit, too. I used a size 10 only for the ribbing because it came out too loose with with the size 11. The result is beautiful. It's a gift for a friend who waits in the cool weather for the commuter train. Thank you, Katherine for another great pattern --