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Free Knitting and Crochet Patterns from Elaine Phillips

Two-Color Hat with Cable

Difficulty level: Intermediate

Free Hat Knitting Pattern

Materials: 100% Wool Lion Brand Fishermen's Wool yarn 465 yd (4258 m) / 227g - 1 skein. Color Natural (A)
100% Wool Lion Brand� Fishermen's Wool yarn 465 yd (4258 m) / 227g - 1 skein. Color Brown (B)
Needles: 8 (5.0 mm) OR SIZE NEEDED TO OBTAIN GAUGE.

Gauge for stocking stitch: 16 st x 18 rows = 4" x 4" (10 x 10 cm)

Patterns:

Stocking Stitch
1 row and all odd rows - knit sts
2 row and all even rows - purl sts

Reverse stocking stitch:
Row 1. purl
Row 2. knit
Repeat row 1 and 2.

2-Color Cable on 8 sts:
Rows 1, 3 and 5: Yarn A 4 k, yarn B 4 k.
Rows: 2, 4 and 6: yarn B 4 p, yarn A 4 p.
Row 7: C8B (Cable 8 Back).
Row 8: yarn A 4 p, yarn B 4 p.
Rows 9, 11 and 13: Yarn B 4 k, yarn A 4 k.
Rows: 10, 12 and 14: yarn A 4 p, yarn B 4 p.
Row 15: C8B (Cable 6 Back).
Row 16: yarn B 4 p, yarn A 4 p.
Repeat rows 1-16.

Directions
with yarn B cast on 36 sts (including edge stitches).
Knit as follows: with yarn A 1 edge st, p 7 (reverse stocking stitch), k 1, p 5, k 4, change to yarn B: k 4 (2-color cable on 8 sts), p 5, k 1, k 7, edge st. Knit for 20" (50 cm) or to fit your head circumference. Cast off.
With brown yarn pick up 102 sts along the white side of the main part of the hat starting 2.5 cm (1") from the edge to let the edge curl (see picture below).
Row 1: *k4, p 16*, repeat 5 times.
Row 2: *p 4, k2tog, k 12, k2tog*, repeat 5 times.
Row 3: *k 4, p2tog, p 10, p2tog*, repeat 5 times.
Row 4: *p 4, k2tog, k 8, k2tog*, repeat 5 times.
Row 5: *k 4, p2tog, p 6, p2tog*, repeat 5 times.
Row 6: *p 4, k2tog, k 4, k2tog*, repeat 5 times.
Row 7: *k 4, p2tog, p 2, p2tog*, repeat 5 times.
Row 8: *p 4, k2tog, k2tog*, repeat 5 times.
Row 9: *k 4, p 2*, repeat 5 times.
Row 10: *p 4, k2tog*, repeat 5 times.
Row 11: *k2tog, k2tog, p1*, repeat 5 times.
Row 12: *p2tog, k1*, repeat 5 times.
Cut yarn, leaving a 10" (25 cm) tail. Pull through remaining sts and secure.

Finishing:
Join the back seam.

Enjoy!



Comments

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# 1. Poster: Rosie
April 30, 2014

Hi Elaine
I love this hat but I'm not quite sure what the edge stitch is.
# 2. Poster: Nena Leng
August 17, 2013

Elaine, thank you so much for lovely patterns. They are very straightforward, easy to follow and make my knitting really enjoyable pastime.

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