From the lovely Sarah E. White, here is a great pattern and article on a woman’s cabled hat pattern. I’m still very fearful of cables, although I’ve successful done a few in my lifetime – it’s kind of like being bit by a dog in your distant youth and still being a bit gunshy! Link to the original article here as well at the bottom of this post. Happy cabling!

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I don’t know if it’s possible to have to many handknit hats; certainly not when one of them is this cute cabled hat suitable for a teen or a woman with a smallish head.

Featuring really basic cable twists, this hat is a great first cable project for people already knowledgeable in the skills required to knit in the round. The worsted yarn makes this a quick project that you’re sure to use throughout the winter months.

one hank Lion Brand LB Collection Organic Wool (I used Eggplant) or about 95 yards of your favorite medium weight wool yarn set of 5 size 9 US double-pointed knitting needles (can also be worked with a short circular needle and DPNs for the crown shaping) cable needle or additional double-pointed needle of smaller size scissors and yarn needle

21 stitches and 23 rows per 4 inches in cable pattern (5.25 stitches and 5.75 rows per inch).

Finished hat is about 16.5 inches around at the base (unstretched) and about 7.5 inches tall. To fit a teenager or small adult.

View the original article here

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