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This cable-framed leaf was such a lovely motif in a recent vest design that I've been obsessed with wanting to feature it in a hat! So, here is your new, wear-with-everything, cozy cabled hat.
The beige version starts with a deeply ribbed cuff that can be folded up or left unfolded for a slouchy look. The pink version has a simple ribbed band. Then both transition into five framed leaf panels that come together at the top into a pretty floral design. The seamless design is feminine, warm, and a pleasure to knit.
The pink version took less than a ball of yarn. Even the beige sample used only a little over 200 yards of worsted-weight wool, which you can probably find in your stash right now!
Co-ordinating fingerless gloves pattern - make a lovely set!
Finished Knit Measurements: Approx 19" [48.5 cm] around above ribbed band, unstretched; 12 ¼" [31 cm] height for fold-back cuff version, with cuff unfolded; 9 ½ [24 cm] height for simple ribbed band version. Easily stretches to fit 21-23" [53.5-58.5 cm] heads.
Yarn Used: Fold-Back Cuff Version: KnitPicks Wool of the Andes (100% Peruvian Highland Wool); 1.75 oz/50 g [110 yds/100 m] per ball: 2 balls in Mink Heather #24279. Simple Ribbed Band Version: Lion Brand Wool-Ease (80% Acrylic/ 20% Wool); 3 oz/85 g [197 yds/180 m] per ball: 1 ball in Rose Heather #140.
Pattern Gauge: 16 sts and 24 rows = 4" [10 cm] in Reverse St st, blocked; 21 sts = approx 3 ¾" [9.5 cm] in Cable panel st (not incl. the 2 Rev st sts in the Chart that separate panels), blocked.
Yarn Label Gauge and Information: A worsted-weight wool blend with a suggested gauge of 4.5-5 sts = 1" [2.5 cm] on size 6-9 [4-5.5 mm] needles.
Approximate Total Yardage Required: 220 yds [201 m] for fold-back cuff version; 185 yds [169m] for simple ribbed band version.
Some suggested yarns to try:
If you have a yarn substitute to suggest for this project, email us!
Knitting Needles Used: Size 8 [5 mm]: 1 set of 4 or 5 double-pointed needles (DPNs) OR SIZE TO OBTAIN GAUGE; Size 8 [5 mm]: 16" [40 cm] circular needle OR SIZE TO OBTAIN GAUGE (optional: DPNs can be used for all rnds)
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