Sunday, June 6, 2010

Cool Cable Chapeau

Stitch Nation by Debbie Stoller has some great patterns, here's one of them. Have fun knitting this very cool chapeau!

Hat circumference is 22”. One size fits most women.
STITCH NATION by Debbie Stoller™ “Alpaca Love™”: 2 balls 3520 Peacock Feather.
Circular Knitting Needles: 5 mm [US 8] 16”.
Knitting Needles: 5 mm [US 8] straight.
1 Set Double-Pointed Needles: 5 mm [US 8].
Cable needle, stitch markers, yarn needle, sewing thread and needle, 2 buttons 1” diameter, empty whipped topping container or other round piece of plastic for brim.

GAUGE: 18 sts = 4”; 24 rows = 4” in pattern stitch. CHECK
YOUR GAUGE. Use any size needles to obtain the gauge.
Hat is worked in the round. As stitches are decreased and no longer fit on circular needles, divide them among 3 double pointed
needles to complete.

4/4 LPC: Slip next 4 sts to cable needle and hold to front, k4, k4
from cable needle.
Cable Pattern Stitch (multiple of 12 sts)
Rounds 1-7: * K8, p4; repeat from * around.
Round 8: * 4/4 LPC, p4; repeat from * around.
Rounds 9 and10: * K8, p4; repeat from * around.
Repeat Rounds 1 - 10 for stitch pattern.

With circular needles, cast on 96 sts. Place marker for beginning of round and join, being careful not to twist sts.

Cuff Ribbing
Round 1: * K1, p1; repeat from * around.
Repeat Round 1 twice more.
Next Round: Begin Cable Stitch Pattern. Work until hat measures
7” from beginning.

Shape Crown
Round 1 (dec): * [K2 tog] 4 times, [p2tog] 2 times; repeat from *
around–48 sts.
Rounds 2 and 3: * K4, p2; repeat from * around.
Round 4 (dec): * [K2tog] 2 times, p2 tog; repeat from * around–24 sts.
Round 5: * K2, p1; repeat from * around.
Round 6: * K2tog, p1: repeat from * around–16 sts.

Cut yarn leaving long tail. Thread yarn through remaining sts to
secure. Weave in yarn ends.

With knitting needles, cast on 40 sts. Begin with a right side row,
work in St st and work short-row shaping as follows:
Row 1: Knit 25, turn.
Row 2: Slip 1, p12; turn.
Row 3: Slip 1, k15; turn.
Row 4: Slip 1, p18; turn.
Continue to work in this manner, working 3 more sts at center
each time until all 40 sts have been worked. Work 6 rows even inSt st. Bind off 2 sts at beginning of next 10 rows–20 sts. Bind off
3 sts at the beginning of next 4 rows–8 sts. Bind off.

With knitting needles, cast on 7 sts.
Row 1: K1, *p1, k1; repeat from * across.
Row 2: P1, *k1, p1; repeat from * across.
Repeat Rows 1 and 2 until strap measures 8”. Bind off in pattern.
Weave in ends.

Fold brim in half with knit side to the outside. Cut plastic to the shape of the brim. Slip plastic inside brim and sew edges together. Sew brim to center front of cap. Pin strap above brim as shown.

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