An unusual cable is the inspiration for this deeply textured hat in three sizes (S/M/L), with a bold, modern appeal. The easily memorized pattern makes for a quick midwinter treat to knit in worsted weight yarn. Add the optional pom pom for a fresh accent to your outerwear look. Along with the coordinating Cuffed Links mittens and Chain, Chain, Chain cowl, this hat is sure to attract the right attention on slopes or sidewalks.
Substituting yarn and/or needles may result in an overall variation in size and drape.
Spirit Trail Verdande, Bare Naked Wools Chebris Worsted, Better Breakfast DK, Confection, or Kent Worsted, madelintosh pashmina worsted, SweetGeorgia Yarns Trinity Worsted, indigodragonfly MCS Worsted, Sunshine Yarns UltraLuxe Worsted, Woolen Rabbit WW Opal, Lane Cervinia Le Fibre Nobili Super Tajmahal, Shalimar Yarns Enzo Worsted, or any worsted weight yarn with 210 to 250 yards per 4 ounces that knits to the correct gauge
14(16, 18) inches in brim circumference (blocked) to fit heads measuring up to 21(23, 25) inches around
180(200, 220) yards (includes approximately 35 yards for optional pom pom)
19 sts and 28 rows = 4 inches in stockinette (knit flat, unblocked)
size 7US (4.5 mm) 16-inch circular needle and DPNs (or size to obtain correct gauge)
size 5US (3.75 mm) 16-inch circular needle (or .75 mm smaller than gauge needle)
2 cable needles (or a single one if cabling without a needle)