Thursday, July 23, 2015

No Cable Braid Hat

Just another hat pattern. Enjoy.


You'll need:
yarn - super bulky weight (I used lion brand wool-ease thick and quick in fisherman)

needles - size US 13 straight and size US 15 circular
a tapestry needle for weaving in ends

Abbreviations: 
LT - left twist
RT - right twist
video tutorial on these stitches here

Brim
CO 9 stitches on US 13

row 1: sl1, k1, p1, k3, p1, k2
row 2: p2, k1, p3, k1, p2

row 3: sl1, k1, p1, LT, k1, p1, k2
row 4: p2, k1, p3, k1, p2
row 5: sl1, k1, p1, k1, RT, p1, k2
row 6: p2, k1, p3, k1, p2

repeat rows 3-6 until the piece measures the width of your head minus 2" (my head is 22" around so I knit until the piece measured 20")

seam the top and bottom pieces together in the manner of your choosing

Body of Hat
Along the side that you were slipping the first stitch should be bumps/loops that can be easily picked up on a needle. Pick up as many of these as you can with US 15 circular needles and begin knitting in the round.

Knit in stockinette stitch until the hat measure 6" from the edge of the braid brim. 


Decreasing
Depending on how many stitches you picked up, use the first row to decrease the number of stitches evenly across to a multiple of 10. Then

row 1: knit
row 2: *k8, k2tog*
row 3: knit
row 4: *K7, k2tog*
row 5: knit
row 6: *k6, k2tog*
row 7: knit
row 8: *k5, k2tog*
row 9: knit
row 10: *k4, k2tog*
row 11: *k3, k2tog*
row 12: *k2tog*


Break yarn, pull through loops, and tie off. Weave in loose ends and top with an obnoxious pom-pom (or don't, I don't know your life). 

Here's a closer look at the braid edge



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2 comments:

  1. I'm doubling some recycled sweater wool on 15's to do this,, I love cable-edged hats!

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  2. I'm doubling some recycled sweater wool on 15's to do this,, I love cable-edged hats!

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