Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Banded Cable Beanie

Banded Cable Beanie

Sometimes a good hat needs no introduction. Or at least that's what I'm telling myself today because, quite frankly, I don't feel like writing one. Nevertheless, I will tell you that this hat works up quickly and reasonably easily for a cabled number and is suitable for the larger-headed amongst us (as well as the smaller-headed, although it won't be overly snug). It's also pretty snappy looking, if I do say so myself.

Yarn: Berroco Vintage Chunky (52% Acrylic, 40% Wool, 8% Nylon; 136 yards [125 meters]/100 grams); #6146 Azure - one skein

A better look at the decrease.
Needles: One 16" circular needle in size US 9, one 16" circular needle in size US 10, one set of double pointed needles (dpn), also in size US 10, and a cable needle (cn)

Notions: Tapestry needle, stitch marker

Gauge: 14 stitches = 4 inches in stockinette

So let's make a hat! Using your size 9 needle, then, cast on 75 stitches, place marker, and join in round. Then we'll work our ribbing as follows:

Ribbing Row: * (k1, p1) twice, k1; rep from *

Knit this ribbing row until piece measures roughly 1.5." Transfer work to your size US 10 circular needle. Then, we'll work one transition row, as follows:

Transition Row: * m1r, k6, m1l, p1, k1, p1, m1r, k6 * (90 stitches)

Knit this transition row. And once it's done, it's time to begin our main pattern, which goes as follows:

Rows 1 & 3: * k7, p2, k1 through back loop (k1-tbl), p2, k6 *

Rows 2 & 4: * k7, p2, k1, p2, k6 * 

Row 5: * k1, slip next 3 stitches to cn and hold in back, k3, k3 from cn, p2, k1-tbl, p2, slip next 3 stitches to cn and hold in front, k3, k3 from cn *

Rows 6, 8, 10 & 12: * k7, p2, k1, p2, k6 * 

Rows 7, 9 & 11: * k1, yo, k3, pass yo over last 3 knit stitches, k3, p2, k1-tbl, p2, k3, yo, k3, pass yo over last 3 knit stitches *

Row 13: * k1, slip next 3 stitches to cn and hold in front, k3, k3 from cn, p2, k1-tbl, p2, slip next 3 stitches to cn and hold in back, k3, k3 from cn *

Rows 14 & 16: * k7, p2, k1, p2, k6 * 

Row 15: * k7, p2, k1-tbl, p2, k6 *

Knit rows 1 - 16 and then knit rows 1 - 11 again. Then we'll move to our decrease, which goes as follows:

Decrease Row 1: * k7, p2tog, k1, p2tog, k6 * (80 stitches)

Decrease Row 2: * k1, slip next 3 stitches to cn and hold in front, k3, k3 from cn, p1, k1-tbl, p1, slip next 3 stitches to cn and hold in back, k3, k3 from cn *

Decrease Row 3: * k2, k2tog, k3, p1, k1, p1, k3, ssk, k1 * (70 stitches)

Decrease Row 4: * k1, k2tog, k3, p1, k1-tbl, p1, k3, ssk * (60 stitches)

You may want to transfer your work to your dpns about now...

Decrease Row 5: * k5, p3tog, k4 * (50 stitches)

Decrease Row 6: * k3, k2tog, p1, ssk, k2 * (40 stitches)

Decrease Row 7: * k2, k2tog, p1, ssk, k1 * (30 stitches)

Decrease Row 8: * k1, k2tog, p1, ssk * (20 stitches)

Decrease Row 9: slip first 2 stitches from 1st dpn to last dpn, then; * p1, slip 2 together knitwise-k1-p2sso (10 stitches)

Knit decrease rows 1 - 9. Clip yarn tail and, using tapestry needle, thread through remaining 10 stitches. Pull tight, thread to inside of hat, and knot. Tuck in ends.






4 comments:

  1. Cute! I haven't worked with bulky weight yarn yet...I'm surprised it works so well for a hat with such definition.

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    1. I'm glad you like it! And I think a yarn's fuzz factor and color make the biggest difference as far as definition is concerned, but that's probably just me! :)

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  2. Thanks for the patterns. You always have tons of
    great stuff here. Thanks for sharing.
    Cheers, Anita.

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    1. Hi Anita!

      Glad you like the pattern. :) I gave this to my brother-in-law, who's visiting right now. I don't think he's taken it off!

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