This is part of the VIP Hat Collection, six extremely fun hat patterns, each with a different construction!
- fun sideways construction
- knit flat, seamed with a 3-needle bind-off
- cable without a cable needle to go faster
- shaped with short rows (german or shadow wraps are the recommended methods)
- height is determined by gauge; circumference is custom fit (measurements are given, or try it on as you go)
- entire pattern is written and charted
A cabled hat unlike all the rest, this hat turns the twisty cables on their side, and pulls them apart with garter stitch. The result is a nicely shaped hat, very friendly to a bit of slouch (more or less depending on your gauge), which is fun and a bit odd-feeling to knit up! Onlookers may not believe you when you tell them you’re making a hat.
Something I love about this pattern is that it gradually gets quicker and easier to knit as you go, so while it feels kind of slow-going at the beginning, once you hit the halfway point it starts getting much faster to the finish line!
- 120-170 yards / 110-155 meters worsted or aran weight yarn
- size US 6-8 (4-5mm) needles for working flat, or size to get gauge for small, medium, or large height
Gauge, in garter stitch (blocked):
- small height: 20 sts, 33 rows per 4 inches / 10 cm
- medium height: 18 sts, 31 rows per 4 inches / 10 cm
- large height: 16 sts, 29 rows per 4 inches / 10 cm
The three gauges, making three heights, will make for varying amounts of slouchiness.
- small height = approx 8 inches / 20 cm
- medium height = approx 8.5 inches / 21.5 cm
- large height = approx 9 inches / 23 cm
- The whole pattern is written and charted.
- There are technique instructions and/or links to photo/video tutorials for all techniques used (provisional cast-on, cables, short rows).
- The simple cables used are easy to work without a cable needle.