Schnapps

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Saturday, November 3, 2012

Introducing Cables of Strength!

A third hat pattern this week is off my needles and named!  Thank you Linda for the name!  This hat was knit using super bulky Lion Brand Hometown USA yarn, but can easily be adjusted for sport weight, worsted weight or chunky yarn too.  The cable pattern is very simple and I like the way it looks with the thick yarn, but it will be equally as nice with other types.

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This pattern is free and I hope you like it.  




The pattern can be found as a PDF on Scribd.com .   
 
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Cables of Strength
 You need:  60 - 75 yards of super bulky weight yarn and size 13 needles and a cable needle.

Abbreviations:

C4B:  slip 2 stitches to a cable needle and hold to the back of work.  Knit the next 2 stitches, then knit the 2 stitches from the cable needle.
C4F:  slip 2 stitches to a cable needle and hold to the front of work.  Knit the next 2 stitches, then knit the 2 stitches from the cable needle.
k2tog:  knit 2 stitches together


Cast on 56 stitches, place marker and join, taking care not to twist stitches.

Work Brim:  knit all stitches for 5 rows.

Pattern:

Rows 1, 2, 4, 5, 6, & 8:  knit all stitches
Row 3:  *k1, C4B, k2*; repeat around
Row 7:  *k3, C4F*; repeat around
 
Knit Rows 1 - 8 two times.

Decrease Crown:

Row 1 & 2:  knit all stitches
Row 3: *K5, k2tog*; repeat around
Row 4: *K4, k2tog*; repeat around
Row 5: *K3, k2tog*; repeat around
Row 6: *K2, k2tog*; repeat around
Row 7: *K1, k2tog*; repeat around

Finish: Cut working yarn, leaving a 6-inch tail.  Draw the tail through the remaining stitches, cinch closed and secure.  Weave in ends and enjoy.

The pattern is worked over 7 stitches.  This will fit a large adult.  To make a smaller adult hat, cast on 49 stitches.  
Use chunky or 5 weight yarn and size 10.5 needles and cast on 70 stitches and work as written.
Hold 2 strands of worsted weight yarn together as one and work as written.  Use one strand of worsted yarn and size 7 needles and cast on 98 stitches.
Hold 3 strands of sport weight yarn together as one and work as written.  Use one strand and size 5 needles and cast on 119 stitches.


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2 comments:

  1. I like this hat. I found you when I checked in at Knitting Forums, where you posted about your chemo hats.

    I have a ball of super bulky, I think I'll give it a try sometime, after I finish some Christmas gift orders.

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  2. Another fabulous hat. You do such wonderful work. Thank you for all you do. So glad to find you here!

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