Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Hat With Cables

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My first cable project!


Ribbed and Cabled hat pattern

Size 8 US double point needles (5)
Cable Needle
Stitch Marker
One Skein Lion-Brand Wool-Ease Thick-And-Quick yarn in the color of your choice, mine was done in denim.
Yarn needle to weave in ends

Note: this pattern makes a hat about 20 inches in diameter, and it will stretch some if you need it to. If you need to decrease or increase, any increment of 5 stitches should keep it very easy for you to still follow the pattern cable wise, but if it's not an even number of stitches it will throw you off on ribbing. I'm doing a k3 p2 ribbing on my smaller, child-sized hat, and will be posting instructions for that if asked.

Using your method of choice, cast on 80 stitches (20 on each needle), join being careful not to twist. I used the sling-shot cast on. Place marker between first and last stitch.

Knit in Knit 2, Purl 2 ribbing for 1.5-2 inches.

Start Cable pattern:
Rows 1-3: Knit 4, purl 1
Row 4: Using your cable needle, Slip 2 stitches from the left needle, move to the back of your work. Knit 2, Knit the 2 slipped stitches, Purl 1, repeat to end of row.

Repeat cable pattern rows 3 more times. You will have 4 cables.

After your last cable row, Knit 4, Purl 1 for 2.5 inches.

Decrease Rows:
Row 1: Knit 2, Knit 2 together, Purl 1 to the end (64 stitches remaining).
Row 2: Knit 3, Purl 1 to end of row.
Row 3: Knit 1, Knit 2 together, Purl 1 to the end (48 stitches remaining).
Row 4: Knit 2, Purl 1 to end of row.
Row 5: Knit 2 Together, Purl 1 to the end (32 stitches remaining).
Row 6: Knit 1, Purl one to end.
Row 7: Knit 2 Together to the end (16 stitches remaining).
Row 8: Knit to the end.

Cut or break yarn, leaving a tail of about 10 inches. Using yarn needle, draw yarn through the remaining stitches and pull tight. Turn hat inside out and weave in ends. You're done, good job!

Questions, email import_goddess_85 at yahoo dot com

I added new pictures!

This pattern is for personal use only. Pattern and hats made from it cannot be resold without express written permission from me, Valarie Fletcher.

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