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Saturday, January 17, 2009

A Week of Knitted Hats! Day 7 - The Unoriginal Knit Hat

Sometimes you gotta try something new! Stephanie Pearl-McPhee of the Yarn Harlot designed this cute hat she calls An Unoriginal Hat. She's made her pattern available as a free download. Stephanie's picture and pattern follows... Looks like an easy cable hat project - can't wait to try it.

An Unoriginal Hat

Materials: I skein Blue Moon Fiber Arts "Leticia" (Mine is in the colourway "Rooster Rock")
5 double pointed needles, size 7mm.

Gauge: about 12 stitches to 10cm, measured over cable pattern.
Size: It fits me (ladies small) and Meg (ladies medium) If you wanted a bigger one, you could go up a needle size.

Hat: Cast on 56 stitches, and distribute evenly (14 stitches on each needle) over 4 needles. This hat is worked in the round.

Set up row: *K4, P3, K4, P3 repeat from * around. (The set up and cable pattern runs over 14 stitches, so if you divide it onto 4 needles you will work the set up sequence and the chart once on each needle. Simple)

Work rows 1-16 of the chart twice, then the rest of the chart.
Break yarn, thread through remaining stitches, pull tight and fasten off. (Note: Until I can figure out how to fix it on the chart, please note that on row 20 , stitch 9 should be "no stitch". You'll end up with 4 stitches across the row.)

Click for Cable Chart (hold the CTRL key and use your mouse scroll button to make image larger)

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