This cable and rib beanie in three sizes (S/M/L) has plenty of texture to stand up to a colorful speckled yarn but also brings a solid or heathered yarn to life with its deep texture. Worked in the round from the brim up, the pattern may be repeated for allover interest or “rested” in the middle section by working in plain rib. Add a pom pom (optional) for a lively finishing touch. A soft yarn will offer maximum stretch and slouch, while a springy or tight twist yarn will yield sharp stitch definition and good recovery.
Substituting yarn and/or needles may result in an overall variation in size, elasticity, and yardage requirement.
Sample shown in Better Breakfast DK in Mocha.
Matching Motif: Snowplough Mittens
Suggested Yarns: Bare Naked Wools Finn Dandy Sport, Festivus Sport, Jacob's Dream Sport, Chebris Sport, Confection Sport, Modern Deco Sport, or Better Breakfast Fingering, Elemental Affects Civility Sport, ElsaWool Worsted Spun Cormo or Maine Spun Sportweight, or any sport yarn that knits to pattern gauge
15(18,21) inches around brim (unstretched) to fit heads measuring up to 20(23, 26) inches around
Yardage for S, (M, L,):
160(190, 220) yards
22 sts and 29 rows = 4 inches in stockinette stitch on larger needles (knit flat; unblocked)
size 6US (4.0 mm) 16-inch circular needle and DPNs (or size to obtain correct gauge)
size 4US (3.5 mm) 16-inch circular needle (or .5 mm smaller than gauge needle)
Cable needle several sizes smaller than gauge needle