Betangled Hat by Jennifer Weissman

Betangled Hat

Knitting
September 2016
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
18 stitches and 40 rows = 4 inches
in garter stitch
US 4 - 3.5 mm
US 5 - 3.75 mm
US 7 - 4.5 mm
210 yards (192 m)
One size
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The Betangled Hat is a garter-stitch hat with a ribbed brim. On one side of the hat, the ribbing flows smoothly into a dramatic cabled twist flanked by two smaller twists. The cables gradually decrease in size as they approach the crown of the hat, while the garter-stitch section of the hat decreases smoothly in concentric rings.

The hat can be worn as a slouchy hat, with the ribbing down, or as a cap, with the ribbing folded up to form a brim. Pom poms are optional!

Step-by-step instructions for an optional Tubular Cast-On are included.

If you’d like a cowl to match, see the Betangled Cowl here!

Please note: instructions for the cabled section are provided in chart form only.

Size
Sized to fit average youth/adult head (21-24”/53-61 cm)
Circumference at widest point: 22”/56 cm
Height from base of brim to top of crown: 9”/23 cm
Measurements taken after wet-blocking

Yarn
Approximately 210 yds/192 m of worsted-weight yarn

Needles
For optional Tubular Cast-On:
US size 4/3.5 mm 16”/40 cm circular needle (or three sizes smaller than size necessary to achieve gauge)

For ribbed brim:
US size 5/3.75 mm 16”/40 cm circular needle (or two sizes smaller than size necessary to achieve gauge)

For body of hat:
US size 7/4.5 mm 16”/40 cm circular needle and double-pointed needles (or size necessary to achieve gauge)

Cable needle

Note: Instead of 16”/40 cm circular needles, you may use double-pointed needles or magic loop using 40”/100 cm needles

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