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This cozy hat features a chunky cable that resembles a braided cable, but with a bonus cable winding through for extra visual appeal.
It begins with the wide ribbed border, and then transitions into panels of the chunky rib. The panels narrow with shaping at the crown.
Seamless construction and only two balls of the beautifully heathered grey wool yarn are needed.
A classic hat that can be easily jazzed up and modernized if knit in a bright color or color-blocked with one color for the ribbing and another for the rest. This hat is also an easy stash buster, suitable for males and females, young and old.
Finished Blocked Measurements: Approx 21" [53.5 cm] around above ribbed band, unstretched; 9" [23 cm] height. One size fits most Youths to Adults. Modeled by an 11-year old and the glass mannequin is adult-sized.
Yarn Used: Elann Highland Chunky (100% Highland Wool); 3.5 oz/100 g [76 yds/69 m] per ball): 2 balls in color Gray #402.
Pattern Gauge: 17 sts and 18 rnds = 4" [10 cm] in Ribbing, unstretched; 20 sts = 3 ¼" [8.5 cm] and 18 rnds = approx 4" [10 cm] in Cable patt, gently blocked; 14 sts = 4" [10 cm] in St st, blocked.
Yarn Label Gauge and Information: A chunky-weight in a soft wool. Yarn label suggested gauge: 15 and 22 rows to 4" [10 cm] on size 10 [6 mm] needles.
Approximate Total Yardage Required: 152 yds [139 m].
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Knitting Needles Used: Size 10 ½ [6.5 mm]: 1 set of 4 or 5 double-pointed needles (DPNs) OR SIZE TO OBTAIN GAUGE; Size 10 ½ [6.5 mm]: 16" [40 cm] circular needle OR SIZE TO OBTAIN GAUGE (optional: DPNs can be used for all rnds).
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