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loops & threads® lush alpaca™ cabled knit hat

Step 1
Project Note: The number of Skeins needed to complete this project is 1-Lush Alpaca™ Yarn By Loops & Threads® - White and 2-Lush Alpaca™ Yarn By Loops & Threads® - Taupe  

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS: Hat Circumference: 21"

GAUGE: 9 sts x 12 rows = 4" in stockinette stitch; save time, check your gauge.
 

SPECIAL STITCHES

2/2RT: Slip 2 sts onto cable needle, hold in back, k2, k2 from cable needle.

2/2LT: Slip 2 sts onto cable needle, hold in front, k2, k2 from cable needle.

1/1RT: Slip 2 sts onto cable needle, hold in back, k1, k1 from cable needle.

1/1LT: Slip 2 sts onto cable needle, hold in front, k1, k1 from cable needle.

Sk2p: Slip 1 st as if to knit, k2tog, pass slipped st over knit stitch – 2 sts decreased.
 

INSTRUCTIONS

Pom Poms
With White, make 1 pom pom with the larger pom pom maker.

Hat
With Taupe, cast on 51 sts.
 

Ribbing

Row 1 (RS): P2, *k1, p1; rep from * to last st, p1.

Row 2 (WS): K2, *p1, k1; rep from * to last st, k1.
 
Rep last 2 rows 2 more times.
 
 
Increase Row (RS): K1, *m1, k10; rep from * 3 more times, m1, k9, m1, k1 – 57 sts.
 
Begin Cables

Rows 1 and 3 (WS): P1, *(p1, k1) twice, p6, k1; rep from * 4 more times, k1.

Row 2 (RS): P1, *p1, 2/2LC, k2, p1, k3; rep from * 4 more times, k1.

Row 4: P1, *p1, k2, 2/2RC, p1, k3; rep from * 4 more times, k1.
 
Rep Rows 1-4, three more times, then rep Rows 1-2 once more.   
Step 2
Shape Top

Row 1 (WS): P1, *(p1, k1) twice, (p2tog) 3 times, k1; rep from * 4 more times, k1 – 42 sts.

Row 2 (RS): P1, *p1, k1, 1/1RC, p1, k3; rep from * 4 more times, k1.

Row 3: P1, *(p1, k1) twice, p3, k1; rep from * 4 more times, k1.

Row 4: P1, *p1, 1/1LC, k1, p1, sk2p; rep from * 4 more times, k1 – 32 sts.

Row 5: P1, *p1, k1, p3, k1; rep from * 4 more times, k1.

Row 6: P2, *k1, 1/1RC, p3tog; rep from * 3 more times, k1, 1/1RC, p2tog, k1 – 23 sts.

Row 7: P1, *k1, p3; rep from * 4 more times, k2.

Row 8: P2, *sk2p, p1; rep from * 4 more times, k1 – 13 sts.
 
Cut yarn, leaving a long tail.
 
Thread yarn through remaining sts and pull snug to close top of hat. Sew side seam to ribbing.  Sew side seam along ribbing from the WS so seam is hidden when ribbing is turned up.
 
FINISHING
 
Sew white pom pom onto top of hat.
 
Weave in ends.  
Step 3
ABBREVIATIONS:
K = Knit
M1 = Make 1 st
P = url
P2tog = Purl 2 sts together
P3tog = Purl 3 sts together
Rep = Repeat
RS = Right Side
St(s) = Stitch(es)
WS = Wrong Side
 
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