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Cable & Rib Hat
The first time you knit a cable, make it a meditative one. Easy cables flow from the simple ribbed brim, running the length of the hat and neatly into the crown. Instructions are included for those of you ready to work in the round and for those who prefer to work flat and then seam. The cables are charted and full written instructions are also provided. Wear with a little slouch or the brim folded up for a snugger, cosier fit. Whether you choose to add a pompom or not is your call.
Circumference (when slightly stretched): 50 cm (19.75 in)
Length (not including 4 cm (1.75 in) turnback): 19 cm (7.5 in)
The Fibre Co. Road to China Light (65% baby alpaca, 15% silk, 10% camel, 10% cashmere, 145 m (159 yd) per 50 g hank) in shade Grey Pearl – 2 hanks
The version without a turnback (not shown) can be created from 1 hank.
For version worked in the round
3.25mm (US 3) 40 cm (16 in) circular needle (or size to obtain gauge)
1 set of five 3.25mm (US 3) double-pointed needles (or size to obtain gauge)
Alternatively the hat can be worked using the Magic Loop technique with an 80 cm (32 in) circular needle throughout.
For version worked flat
1 pair 3.25mm (US 3) needles (or size to obtain gauge)
30 sts and 34 rnds / rows to 10 cm (4 in) measured over cable and rib patt using 3.25mm (US 3) needles.