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Malabrigo softness wraps your head in casual, stylish warmth with this richly cabled hat. The blue sample shown at right is deliberately slouchy for a relaxed fit. The pink, less slouchy, traditional-fitting hat is shown on the left. Both feature beautiful meandering cables that become narrower as they go up the hat, culminating is a pretty 5-petal flower design (see photo on next page). A thick brioche ribbing stitch pattern is used for the band for a nice finished look that also keeps your ears cozy. This is a quick and versatile unisex pattern that looks fabulous in any of the Malabrigo hand-dyed shades AND it uses less than one ball for a hat!
Finished Knit Measurements: Approx 20" [51 cm] around bottom opening, unstretched; 7 ¾ (11 ¼)" [19.5 (28.5) cm] height.
Yarn Used: Malabrigo Merino Worsted (100% Merino Wool); 3.5 oz/100 g (210 yds/192 m] per hank): 1 hank in Fuchsia #93 (Indigo #88).
Pattern Gauge: 19 sts = 4" [10 cm] and 20 rnds = 3 ½" [9 cm] in Cable st patt.
Yarn Label Gauge and Information: An Aran/heavy worsted weight yarn in a soft merino wool blend with a gauge of 4 - 5 stitches = 1" on US size 7 to 9 needles.
Total Yardage Required: 125 (190) yds [114 (174) m].
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Knitting Needles Used: Size 10.5 [6.5 mm]: 1 set of 4 or 5 double-pointed needles (DPNs) OR SIZE TO OBTAIN GAUGE; Size 10.5 [6.5 mm]: 16 - 20" [40 – 50 cm] circular needle OR SIZE TO OBTAIN GAUGE (optional: DPNs can be used for all Rnds).
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Posted by Unknown on 15th May 2014
Loved this pattern---made it a second time for my two nieces. They both loved it!!! Made first one in cobalt blue, second in bright pink, both beautiful hats and surprisingly easy pattern to follow
Posted by Vivian Brown on 15th Jun 2013
Made in less than a day. Good hat for school. Made it with bulky, worsted and dk yarn; for granddaughters, and great granddaughters.