#114 Breezy Lace and Cable Hat by SweaterBabe

#114 Breezy Lace and Cable Hat

June 2010
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
US 9 - 5.5 mm
150 yards (137 m)
One size fits most adults
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Pattern Gauge: Widest part of 13-st wide Lace panel = 3” 7.5 cm and approx 23 rnds = 4” 10 cm; Widest part of 6-st cable panel = 1 ¼“ 3 cm.

Warmer weather doesn’t have to mean no more knit hats. Not when you can make this lace and cable knit version in a light weight cotton blend!

This hat is knit from the bottom up in the round, so it’s seamless and quick! A simple ribbed border transitions into a pretty combination of classic cables alternating with a beautiful intertwining leaves lace design. Reverse Stockinette stitch makes for a nice contrasting background stitch.

Shaping at the cap is done with decreases that taper the lace leaf design and create a pretty floral effect at the crown.

The hat is just a little slouchy, so it can be worn pulled down for those who like a closer fit, or a little bit back on the head, so it slouches just so. It will be one of your most versatile and easy-to-wear hats!

And the bonus is that it only takes 2 balls of a very nice, yet inexpensive Shine Worsted yarn from KnitPicks.com. Choose the sunny and yummy crème brulee color shown here or from the other delicious colors.