A versatile, stylish cabled hat for both men and women. Instructions are for a hat that will fit an average adult or teen head circumference of approx 20-22".
Circumference: 18" unstretched
1 x Parklane; Color 3 (or color of your choice)
US Size 7 (4.5 mm) circular and double-point knitting needles
1 cable needle
Approx 20 st = 4" in Pattern Stitch
R1-3: *(P2, k6, p2), rep * till end
R4: *[P2, sl next 3 st to cable needle and hold in back (or in front), k3, k3 from cable needle, p2)], rep * till end
R5-6: Rep R1.
To knit hat:
Cast on 90 stitches
Work 1x1 Ribbing for 5 rows. Work in Pattern Stitch till piece measures 7.5" from beginning.
Decrease (switch to double-point needles when necessary):
R1: *(K8, K2tog), rep * till end.
R2: *(K7, K2tog), rep * till end.
R3: *(K6, K2tog), rep * till end.
R4: *(K5, K2tog), rep * till end.
R5: *(K4, K2tog), rep * till end.
R6: *(K3, K2tog), rep * till end.
R7: *(K2, K2tog), rep * till end.
R8: *(K1, K2tog), rep * till end.
Cut yarn, leaving a tail of about 12".
Weave through remaining stitches, removing stitches from knitting needle. Draw up tightly and bind off. Weave in all loose ends.
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