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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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