Instructions for the cable pattern are provided as charted and full written instructions. A video tutorial is also provided for some of the less common cables used in the pattern.
This accessory is graded into sizes 1 (2, 3, 4). Recommended negative ease is 2-5” / 5-12.5cm at the headband.
Headband Circumference: 14 (16, 18, 20)“ / 35 (40, 45, 50) cm.
There are two recommended gauges here: one for the headband and one for the cabled pattern. I recommend swatching for the cabled pattern gauge then using a needle 1-2 sizes smaller for the headband.
CABLED PATTERN GAUGE
Using 3mm / US size 2.5 needles, or needle size required to meet gauge, 30 stitches over 36 rounds in the cable pattern (I suggest using Cable Chart 2 for this), blocked, creates a 4x4”/10x10cm square.
Using 2.5mm / US size 1.5 needles, or needle size required to meet gauge, 32 stitches over 48 rounds in half-twisted rib stitch (i.e.: K1 tbl, P1), blocked, creates a 4x4”/10x10cm square.
The sample has been worked using West Green Loft Yarn’s Cashmere Lux fingering-weight base (80% Superwash Merino / 10% Cashmere / 10% Nylon; 350m / 383yds per 100g) using the colourways Nougat (beige; Sample 1 on p.1) and Blush (pale pink; Sample 2 on p.1).
YARDAGE (includes ~10% excess)
One Colour: 123 (155, 191, 229) metres / 134 (170, 209, 250) yards / 35 (44, 55, 65) grams.
TOOLS & NOTIONS
2.5mm / US size 1.5 circular needles (to work headband) or needle size required to meet gauge
3mm / US size 2.5 circular needles (to work cable pattern) or needle size required to meet gauge
1 marker (removable marker is helpful, but not essential)
tapestry needle to weave in ends
3mm / US size 2.5 cable needle (for working cables if preferred; slipping sts from needles and reordering them also works)
You may find 3mm / US size 2.5 double pointed needles helpful to work the narrow circumference at the crown.
-long tail tubular cast on
-working in the round
-half twisted ribbing (i.e.: K1 tbl, P1)
-Make 1 left/right increases
-working cable pattern from chart OR written instructions