Aberdeen Ave. Hat
One of three patterns in the February wave of my Urban Collection, Feb-April 2012! May be purchased individually, or as part of the whole collection. (After collection purchase, knitters will automatically receive updates as they are added.)
With so many Scottish place names filling the streets of my hometown of Hamilton, Ontario, how could I resist such inspiration, or reach for anything but cabled stitches in the process? The Aberdeen Ave. hat is a classic choice for any knitter with a passing familiarity with cables, and quick enough to tempt those new to cables with a small canvas to practice on.
Using just a single skein of Tanis Fiber Arts Green Label Aran (or your preferred heavy worsted/light Aran wool or superwash wool), this is a classic cap that will indulge your interest with an elegant cable panel on one side, just long enough for you to find yourself decreasing and finishing the whole cap! It is a simple but attractive cap that you’ll welcome in your winter accessories basket for many years to come.
With many thanks:
Photography by Jane D., technical editing by Jaya Purswani, and modelling by Austen Gilliand.
Pattern instruction include information on how to work cables without a cable needle.
• Tanis Fiber Arts Green Label Aran, 205 yds/187m per 115g/4oz skein, 1 skein (shown in ‘Sand’), OR a similar worsted/Aran-weight yarn in comparable yardage
• 4.0 mm / Size US 6 needles – 16”/40cm circular recommended, OR long 32-40”/80-100cm circular if Magic Loop method is desired (OR needle size one size smaller than that required to obtain pattern gauge)
• 4.5mm needles / Size US 7 – 16”/40cm circular and set of double-pointed needles recommended, OR long 32-40”/80-100cm circular if Magic Loop method is desired (OR needle size required to obtain pattern gauge)
• stitch markers
• cable needle (unless using cabling-without-a-cable-needle method, described within)
• tapestry needle
• Hat measures 19(20)”/48.5(51)cm in circumference; 5.25(6)“/13.5(15)cm in length before crown shaping.
18 sts/ 24 rounds over 4“/10cm in stockinette stitch in the round, on 4.5 mm/Size US 7 needles
Take time to save time - If in doubt, knit and wash a small swatch in the round to be sure of gauge.
To execute this pattern, knitters will be required to:
• Work knit and purl stitches
• Work in the round
• Work increases and decreases
• Execute cable twists, with or without a cable needle
Apr 14/2012 * Round 9 should read “K14, p2…”
* Corrections are updated to selected decrease round instructions