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Oyhana
« on: November 29, 2009 07:14:17 AM »

My friend bought this gorgeous handspun and attempted to crochet herself a hat.  It sat unfinished in the back of her closet for a couple years.  I felt sad for the fiber, just sitting there going to waste.  She made me a deal, she would trade me an oil painting for a knitted, slouchy, cabled hat.  I would've done it for nothing, I really loved working with it, and the colors were so much fun!  It's a little big on me in the pix, but fits her big  Wink head perfectly.








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« Reply #1 on: December 02, 2009 06:09:25 PM »

Did you use a pattern, and if so, could you please direct me to it? My friend would love that hat!
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« Reply #2 on: December 03, 2009 07:56:05 AM »

I'm sure there is a pattern similar to it somewhere.  I cast on for 19 inches around since the wool had a little stretch.  There is roughly an inch of 2x2 rib.  I think I then increased in the first knit stitch of every second set of knit stitches... K2, P2, increase, K1, P2, K2, P2, increase, K1, P2 etc...and then increased in all the K1s in the next row.  P2, K2, P1, increase, K2, P2, K2, P1, increase, K2 etc.  There are 4 sets of cable repeats, using 4 stitches for the cables, and I think 3 purls in between.  The last couple of rows I decreased every second stitch.  The hat was knit flat so the seams are sewn.  The brim was made by picking up stitches, I think in this case there were 24 picked up stitches.  For the first row you slip the first stitch, knit to the last stitch, wrap and turn.  So now you are working with 22 stitches, purl to the last stitch (21), wrap and turn.  Now you are knitting 20 stitches, wrap and turn at last stitch. 

So basicly, it's inch of rib at head circumference, increase for the amount of slouch you want, length will give you extra slouch as well.  The cables are normal.

Sorry, I don't explain patterns very well.

Here is a pattern for a similar hat.  And if you are on ravelry check out the billy hat for a better explanation of the brim.  I think she doubles the length of her brim and sews the two sides together, but she has a an easy to follow wrap and turn pattern.

http://mathgirl40.blogspot.com/2008/11/speedy-cable-beret-pattern.html
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