Friday, October 11, 2013

November Cabled Hat

As the weather gets colder and the holidays get closer, I wanted to write a pattern for a quick but impressive-looking accessory for quick gift giving. Since it is made from super thick Cascade Lana Grande, the November Cabled hat knits up in a jiff, but the wide cables make it look elegant and involved. One size is super stretchy and fits nearly everyone in my house from my husband to my 6-year-old. If you want it longer, simply put in a few extra rows of the 2x2 ribbing.




Materials:
1 set of 4 double pointed needles in size US 13
1 ball of Cascade Lana Grande
Yarn needle
Scissors

Finished measurements:
Approximately 9.5” from top of hat to brim

Abbreviations:
CO: cast on
K: knit
P: purl
c2b: slip the next 2 stitches onto a cable needle and hold to the back. Knit the next two stitches, then pick up the stitches from the cable needle and knit them
c2f: slip the next 2 stitches onto a cable needle and hold to the front. Knit the next two stitches, then pick up the stitches from the cable needle and knit them
p2tog: purl the next two stitches together to decrease by 1
k2tog: knit the next two stitches together to decrease by 1

Instructions:
CO 60 and distribute over dpns to work in the round.
Rounds 1-10: [K2, p2] 15 times
Round 11: P2, [k16, p4] 2 times, k16, p2
Round 12: [P2, k4, c2b, c2f, k4, p2] 3 times
Round 13: [P2, k16, p2] 3 times
Round 14: [P2, k2, c2b, k4, c2f, k2, p2] 3 times
Round 15: [P2, k16, p2] 3 times
Round 16: [P2, c2b, k8, c2f, p2] 3 times
Round 17: [P2, k16, p2] 3 times
Rounds 18-29: Repeat rounds 12-17 two more times
Round 30: [P2tog, k4, c2b, c2f, k4, p2tog] 3 times (54 sts)
Round 31: [P1, k16, p1] 3 times
Round 32: [P1, k2, c2b, k2tog, k2tog, c2f, k2, p1] 3 times (48 sts)
Round 33: [P1, k2tog 7 times, p1] 3 times (27 sts)
Round 34: [P2tog, k2tog 3 times, p1] 3 times (15 sts)

Cut yarn and thread through all remaining stitches. Pull tight and tie off to secure end and close hole at top of hat. Weave in ends.

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