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Geese in the Bog Hat (PDF Knitting Pattern)

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♫ The Music ♫
Geese in the Bog is a traditional Irish jig ~ bouncy music that will lift your spirit no matter how cold the weather! The intricate interplay of notes in this tune is a perfect match for the cables in this hat!

This gorgeously cabled hat is knit in the round from the top down, beginning with an Emily Ocker Cast On (please see link for a picture tutorial). The four interwoven cable panels are flanked by irregular rope cables. Note the beautiful beginning to the closed-ring cables that is created by the increase method used in this pattern and how the cables flow into the ribbing.

If a deeper hat is desired, extra ribbing rounds can be worked before the bind off – this will, of course, require more than the stated yardage.

The knitter needs to be able to recognize knit and purl stitches to work the bind off. The pattern is charted with written directions for charts included in a separate PDF; each size has its own chart.

S (M, L)

Finished hat circumference: 15 (18, 21)” / 38 (45.5, 53.5)cm
To fit head: 16 – 19 (19 – 22, 22 – 24)” / 40.5 – 48.5 (48.5 – 56, 56 – 61)cm
Intended to be worn with 0 – 3” / 0 – 7.5cm of negative ease.

Depth: 9 (9.5, 10)” / 23 (24, 25.5)cm

206 (230, 254)yds / 188 (210, 232)m worsted-weight wool
Sample shown in Patons Classic Wool (100% wool; 223yds / 205m per 100g) in Grey Mix.

Needles & Hooks
4 mm / US6 needle(s) for small circumference knitting in the round or size required to obtain gauge
3.5mm / US4 DPN for BO only
3.5mm crochet hook for cast on only

20 stitches and 26 rows = 4 inches in Stockinette, blocked

Stitch marker, cable needle, tapestry needle

A huge thank you to all of the wonderful knitters who test knit this pattern: contemax, crossroadsdemon, dragonxser, faeriepaw, ftmhling, janchuck, janetknitwitch, KateB660, ladywulf,
momtatknits, TheKnittnKittn, Tshaya and woollykim

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