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Bordeaux Cabled Hat

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Bordeaux Cabled Hat features a bold cable that can be worn toward the side or centered. It can be made with a slight slouch or as a classic, non-slouchy beanie. The design is unisex and makes a perfect stuff-in-your-bag sort of hat, even with the elegant cable. Plus, bulky yarn makes it good gift knitting!

Although there are some decreases while cabling, it is still a good project for someone just learning to cable. Cable instructions are provided both on a chart and as written instructions. Please swatch. “Bulky” is a VERY wide variety of yarn weight, so even a slight different in gauge may result in a very differently sized hat.

File is a PDF of the knitting pattern to make this hat.

Skill Level: Intermediate. Joining to work in the round, simple cabling techniques, decreases while cabling to shape the crown, and decreasing multiple stitches to one.

Small (Large), to fit head circumference 18-22 in/46-56 cm (22-26 in/56-66 cm).  Both sizes have instructions for a Classic or Slouchy fit.

  • 17 sts= 4 in/10 cm in 2x2 rib on smaller needles, blocked and unstretched.
  • 13 sts x 15 rows= 4 in/10 cm in stockinette on larger needles, blocked and unstretched.

  • 99-121 yds/90.5-111 m bulky yarn (shown in Ella Rae Chunky Superwash, 100% wool, 121 yds/100 grams, 24 Raspberry Heather)
  • 4.5 mm/US 7 circular needles, for brim, or size needed to obtain gauge, 16 in or preferred length
  • 8.0 mm/US 11 circular needles, or size needed to obtain gauge, 16 in or preferred length
  • 8.0 mm/US 11 DPNs, if preferred for crown decreases
  • yarn needle

Special Stitches:
3/3 LC- Slide 3 sts to CN and HIF, k3, k3 from CN
3/3 RC- Slide 3 sts to CN and HIB, k3, k3 from CN
3/3 LP2TOGC- Slide 3 sts to CN and HIF, p1, p2tog, k3 from CN
3/3 RP2TOGC- Slide 3 sts to CN and HIB, k3, (p1, p2tog) from CN
6-into-1- Sl1 kw 3 times, k1, pass last slipped st over, *pass st back to left needle, pass 2nd st on left needle over live st, pass st back to right needle, pass last slipped st over * twice
You will get a PDF (298KB) file
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