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One ball of yarn + size 13 needles = a cool, cabled, (and unisex!) hat that knits up incredibly fast, and is big on texture and style!
A wide, curvy, braided cable is alternated with a simple cable to give this hat lots of chunky texture. Plus, it's a fun knit for cable lovers!
Knits up quickly and seamlessly in the round from the bottom up AND uses only one ball of yarn. Sweet! Make one for yourself and anyone on your gift list.
Finished Knit Measurements: Approx 17" [43 cm] around bottom opening, unstretched; 9 ½" [24 cm] height.
Yarn Used: DROPS Andes (65% Wool/35% Alpaca); 3.5 oz/100 g [109 yds/100 m] per ball): 1 ball in color Medium Gray #8465.
Pattern Gauge: 17 sts = 4 ¾" [12 cm] and 15 rnds = approx 4" [10 cm] in Braided Cable st patt, blocked but not stretched.
Yarn Label Gauge and Information: A super bulky weight yarn in a soft wool/alpaca blend with a gauge of 10 sts = 4" [10 cm] on size US 11 - 13 [8 - 9mm] needles.
Total Yardage Required: 109 yds [100 m].
Some suggested yarn substitutes to try:
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Knitting Needles Used: Size 13 [9 mm]: 1 set of 4 or 5 double-pointed needles (DPNs) OR SIZE TO OBTAIN GAUGE; Size 13 [9 mm]: 16" [40 cm] circular needle OR SIZE TO OBTAIN GAUGE (optional: DPNs can be used for all rnds).
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Posted by Unknown on 13th Jan 2014
This is a super fun pattern. There are gorgeous thick cables to make a super warm hat actually look cute. The instructions are well written and the row checklist was very helpful.
Posted by Rose White on 13th Jan 2014
An absolute bear to make. Have to be careful about the yarn I buy; I needed 1 balls to make it.