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Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Cable Knit Hat

Good Morning,

Here is the hat to match the scarf posted yesterday. 

Comments are always welcome.

Lois

Cable Knit Hat

Hat is made from bottom up.

Size:  Adult Large:  stretches to 24" for snug fit.

Gauge in pattern slightly stretched:  4" = 28 stitches, 4" = 28 rows

Materials:  4 oz. knitting worsted weight #4 yarn.  I used Lion Brand Wool-Ease.

One set each size 9 circular and double pointed needles.

Cable needle.

Yarn needle.

Hat:

With circular needle, cast on 108 stitches, join being careful not to twist.  Place marker at beginning of round.

Round 1 - 7:   k6, p6

Round 8:  (cable round) *slip 3 knit stitches on cable needle, hold forward, knit the next 3 stitches, then the stitches from the cable needle.  p the next 6 p stitches.  Repeat from * to marker at beginning of round.

Repeat rounds 1 - 8 for 10.5" or desired length ending with round 4.

Decrease for crown:

Change to double pointed needles when necessary.

Decrease round 1:  knit the knit stitches.  For each set of 6 purl stitches, decrease as follows:  p2 tog, p2, p2 tog (4 purl stitches remain)

Decrease round 2:  knit the knit stitches, purl the purl stitches

Decrease round 3:  knit the knit stitches.  For each set of 4 purl stitches, decrease as follows:  p2 tog twice. (2 purl stitches remain)

Decrease round 4:  knt the knit stitches, purl the purl stitches

Decrease round 5:  knit the knit stitches, purl the 2 purl stitches together (1 purl stitch remains)

Decrease round 6:  knit the knit stitches, purl the purl stitches

Cut yarn 18" from work, thread yarn needle and thread through remaining stitches.

Pull tight and sew a few stitches to keep in place.

Make a pompom and sew in place.

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