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#168 sublime cabled hat

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What could be more satisfying than turning a brilliantly colorful and vibrant hank of hand-dyed yarn into a sumptuously cabled hat to adorn a baby, child, or adult! The very wide braided cable is simple to do and creates a very touchable cable with lots of depth and textural interest. Thick ribbed band, and minimal Reverse Stockinette stitch background complete the design and allow the Wide Cable and yarn to show to their best advantage. This is a classic hat, but made very modern with a stunning color and bold pattern statement. The pattern includes three sizes, so you can outfit an entire family! AND, each hat uses less than one hank of the deliciously wonderful Malabrigo Worsted yarn! This is one of those patterns you'll be tempted to make again and again. BASIC SKILLS NECESSARY k = knit p = purl working in the Round with DPNs and circular needle m1 = make 1 st, explained in patt notes k2tog = knit 2 sts together p2tog = purl 2 sts together 4/4 RC, 4/4 LC = simple cable twists defined in PATTERN STITCHES section on page 2. ssk = [sl 1 knitwise] twice, k these 2 sts tog through back loops GAUGE 11 sts = 16 rows = 3" [7.5 cm] in Rev St st SIZING / FINISHED MEASUREMENTS Approx 13 1/4 (17 3/4, 22)" [33.5 (45, 56) cm] around bottom opening, unstretched; 7 3/4 (8 3/4, 10 1/4)" [19.5 (22, 26) cm] height. TO FIT SIZES: Baby (Child, Adult) or head circumferences of 14-17 (18-21, 22-24)" [35.5-43 (45.5-53.5, 56-61) cm]. SUGGESTED YARN 95 yards of Worsted weight PREFERRED BRAND/YARN Malabrigo Merino Worsted COLORWAY Fuchsia

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  • A worsted weight yarn in a soft merino wool: Approximate total yardage required: 95 (150, 200) yds [87 (137, 183) m]. Please visit this pattern at for yarn suggestions, photos of finished projects, etc. Shown In: Malabrigo Merino Worsted (100% Merino Wool); 3.5 oz/100 g (210 yds/192 m] per hank): 1 hank in Fuchsia #93
  • Size 10.5 [6.5 mm]: 1 set of 4 or 5 double-pointed needles (DPNs) OR SIZE TO OBTAIN GAUGE Size 10.5 [6.5 mm]: 16" [40 - 50 cm] circular needle OR SIZE TO OBTAIN GAUGE (optional: DPNs can be used for all rnds) One stitch marker Cable needle (cn) Row/Rnd counter Yarn tapestry needle

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