I Heart Cables |
Recommended yarn: Cascade Yarns 220 Wool
Yarn weight: worsted or heavy DK
Needles: US #6/4 mm, dpns or circular (if you wish to use magic loop technique) US #7; 4.5 mm dpns or circular (if you wish to use magic loop technique)
Notions: cable needle stitch holder or waste yarn, stitch marker, tapestry needle, pompom making tool
Gauge: 24 sts and 28 rnds = 4 inches with larger needle in cable pattern.
This is a cabled hat worked seamlessly in the round. It can be made in two versions: one with nice earflaps with an upside-down small cable pattern or starting with 2x2 ribbing. After completing ribbing the hat is worked in cables. The earflaps finish with i-cord strings and small pompoms. All stitch decreases are made between the cables for neater look. At the top of the hat there is a 1½-2 inch pompom in the same colorway. The hat is great for boys as well as girls, depending on the color of the yarn. Different sizing is achieved by alterations in cable length as well as their number.
Infant, Toddler, Child
Shown in Toddler (blue and yellow) and infant (white)
Circumference: 14 (16, 18) inches (flat and unstretched).
Depth: 6¾ (7¾, 8¼) inches
Cascade Yarns 220 Wool (100% wool, 220 yards/201 meters per 3.5 ounce/100 gram skein);
#7828 - Neon Yellow; 1 skein or
#7816 - Bluebell; 1 (1, 2) skein(s)
Recommended needle sizes
US #6/4 mm, dpns or circular (if you wish to use magic loop technique)
US #7/4.5 mm dpns or circular (if you wish to use magic loop technique)
Do not hesitate to change needle size to obtain correct gauge.
stitch holder or waste yarn
pompom making tool
24 sts and 28 rnds = 4 inches with larger needle in cable pattern
29 sts and 32 rnds = 4 inches with smaller needle in rib
22 sts and 32 rows = 4 inches with larger needle in St st
NOTE: The gauge is quite dense (especially ribbing!) which results in a windproof hat perfect for winter fun in the snow.
The design is available in English and Polish.