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A simple braided cable pattern makes this bold hat a real eye-catcher. Chunky cables all around, in a soft, lofty yarn that surrounds your head in stylish warmth.
Ribbed bottom band for great fit. AND this pattern only uses ONE SKEIN (actually, one hank) of yarn! It's also a quick and seamless knit on size 10.5 double-pointed needles.
An impressive gift that you can crank out quickly. A great design for men and women.
Finished Knit Measurements: 16 ½" [42 cm] unstretched; Stretches to 25" [63.5 cm]. 8 ½" [21.5 cm] height.
One size fits most adults.
Yarn Used: Knit Picks Swish Bulky (100% Superwash Merino Wool); 3.5 oz/100 g [137 yds/125 m] per hank): 1 hank in Squirrel Heather #23511.
Pattern Gauge: Widest part of 14-st braided cable = 2 3/8" [6 cm] in width and 20 rows/rounds = 4" [10 cm] in Braided Cable Stitch on size 10 ½ [6.5 mm] needles.
Yarn Label Gauge and Information: A bulky weight yarn with a gauge of 3 - 3.75 sts = 1" on US size 10 - 11 needles..
Total Yardage Required: 137 yds [125 m].
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Knitting Needles Used: 1 set of 5 double-pointed needles in Size 10 ½ (6.5 mm) OR SIZE TO OBTAIN GAUGE.
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Posted by Jen on 11th Jan 2013
This is a great hat pattern! It took about 2 days to do, and the pattern was easy to follow. I'm actually on my second one - my mom likes mine so much she asked for one of her own!
Posted by Unknown on 29th Nov 2012
This was my first cable pattern other than a plain, repetitive twist. It might be the best project I have ever made in my 10 years of knitting. I found it difficult but doable and the instructions were clear enough for a total cable-newbie to follow. I have a big head (22.5") and it fits me perfectly. I am already planning to make one for my niece for Christmas.