Loops & Threads® Charisma™ Braided Cable Hat (Knit)

Stay warm in this cute and stylish Loops & Threads® Charisma™ Braided Cable Hat!

Skill Level:  Easy

 
 

Craft Time: 60+ minutes

Uses Recycled Items: No

Keywords: august2013, C_35194, hat, cable, braid, yarn, knit, pattern, knit, knitting, free, easy

Materials

  • Loops & Threads® Charisma™ (100% acrylic; 100ga./109 yds.) Yarn – Royal Blue (2 Balls)
  • Knitting Needles, US Size 13 (9mm) 40.6 cm (16") Circular Needle and US Size 13 (9mm) Double-point or Size(s) to Obtain Gauge
  • Tapestry Needle
  • Stitch Marker
  • Cable Needle
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Instructions

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS
Circumference: 53.3 cm (21")
Length: 20.3 cm (8")

GAUGE
12 sts pattern rep meas 8.8 cm (3.5")
16 rows per 10.2 cm (4") in cable pattern
Save time, check your gauge.

STITCH GUIDE
2/2LC: Sl 2 sts onto cable ndl and hold to front, k2 from ndl, k2 from cable ndl
2/2RC: Sl 2 sts onto cable ndl and hold to back, k2 from ndl, k2 from cable ndl
2x2 Rib: * K1,p2, k1; rep from *

HAT
With circ ndl, cast-on 72 sts, place marker (pm) and join to work in the rnd, being careful not to twist sts.
Work even in 2x2 rib until hat meas 5.1 cm (2") from cast-on.

Begin Cable Pattern
Rnd 1: * K1, p2,2/2LC, k2, p2, k1; rep from * to end of rnd.
Rnds 2 & 4: *K1, p2, k6, p2, k1; rep from * to end of rnd.
Rnd 3: * K1, p2,k2, 2/2RC, p2, k1; rep from * to end of rnd.
Rep rnds 1-4, 3 more times.

Begin Crown Shaping
Note: Change to dpns when the sts become too difficult to work with the circ ndl.
Rnd 1: * Ssk, p1,2/2LC, k2, p1, k2tog; rep from * to end of rnd – 60 sts.
Rnd 2: * K1, p1, k6, p1, k1; rep from * to end of rnd.
Rnd 3: * K1, p1, k2, 2/2RC, p1, k1; rep from * to end of rnd.
Rnd 4: * Ssk, k6, k2tog; rep from * to end of rnd – 48 sts.
Rnd 5: * K1,2/2LC, k3; rep from * to end of rnd.
Rnd 6: * Ssk, k4, k2tog; rep from * to end of rnd – 36 sts.
Rnd 7: Knit.
Rnd 8: * Ssk, k2,k2tog; rep from * to end of rnd – 24 sts.
Rnd 9: Knit.
Rnd 10: * Ssk, k2tog; rep from * to end of rnd – 12 sts.
Rnd 11: * K2tog; rep from * to end of rnd – 6 sts.

Cut yarn, leaving an 20.3 cm (8") tail. Using a tapestry ndl, thread yarn through live sts and pull tightly to close.

FINISHING
Weave in ends.

ABBREVIATIONS
circ – circular
dpn – double pointed needle
k – knit
k2tog – knit two stitches together
ndl – needle
meas – measures
p – purl
rnd – round
sl – slip
st(s) – stitch(es)
ssk – slip, slip, knit

Tips

When working cable stitches, be sure to not twist the stitches as you slip them to a cable needle.