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What could be more satisfying than turning a brilliantly colorful and vibrant hank of hand-dyed yarn into a sumptuously cabled hat to adorn a baby, child, or adult!
The very wide braided cable is simple to do and creates a very touchable cable with lots of depth and textural interest. Thick ribbed band, and minimal Reverse Stockinette stitch background complete the design and allow the Wide Cable and yarn to show to their best advantage.
This is a classic hat, but made very modern with a stunning color and bold pattern statement.
The pattern includes three sizes, so you can outfit an entire family! AND, each hat uses less than one hank of the deliciously wonderful Malabrigo Worsted yarn! This is one of those patterns you'll be tempted to make again and again.
Finished Knit Measurements: Approx 13 ¼ (17 ¾, 22)" [33.5 (45, 56) cm] around bottom opening, unstretched; 7 ¾ (8 ¾, 10 ¼)" [19.5 (22, 26) cm] height. TO FIT SIZES: Baby (Child, Adult) or head circumferences of 14-17 (18-21, 22-24)" [35.5-43 (45.5-53.5, 56-61) cm].
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Yarn Used: Malabrigo Merino Worsted (100% Merino Wool); 3.5 oz/100 g (210 yds/192 m] per hank): 1 hank in Fuchsia #93.
Pattern Gauge: 20 sts = 3 ¾" [9.5 cm] and 20 rnds = 3 ½" [9 cm] in Cable st patt; 11 sts = 16 rows = 3” [7.5 cm] in Rev St st.
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: 95 (150, 200) yds [87 (137, 183) m].
Some suggested yarn substitutes to try:
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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" [40 – 50 cm] circular needle OR SIZE TO OBTAIN GAUGE (optional: DPNs can be used for all rnds)
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Posted by Virginia Simpson on 24th Nov 2014
At first the instructions were daunting. But, after reading them over a couple of times; I discovered they were simply more compact than most instructions I've dealt with. This hat will be for a grandniece and she will love it! Thanks for your design creativity.
Posted by amcsmom in staten island on 17th Dec 2013
This was a very quick knit and the pattern was easy to follow. I made the medium size with a thick and thin yarn. I love it.
Posted by Elizabeth on 23rd Nov 2013
I made this hat for my 8 year old granddaughter. Do hope that she loves it as much as I do.
Posted by Denise Hinckley on 27th Jun 2013
I haven't knit this hat yet but I just went through my stash and picked out the yarn. I've read through the pattern and, just like all of Katherine's patterns, it's well written and easy to understand. I have so many of the SweaterBabe patterns and they are all on my list of most favorite patterns. I especially like the baby and children patterns. They are so cute, as well as fast and easy knits. Great for baby showers. You can't go wrong with SweaterBabe!
Posted by Heather on 26th Jun 2013
I made the newborn size and it is so cute. Very clear pattern.