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Cabernet Hat - aran

Knitting
March 2013
Aran / 10 ply (8 wpi) ?
5.5 stitches and 6.4 rows = 1 inch in stitch pattern
US 4 - 3.5 mm
US 5 - 3.75 mm
US 7 - 4.5 mm
80 - 210 yards (73 - 192 m)
XS (S, M) {L, XL, XXL}
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This pattern is available also as a part of Cabernet Hats ebook for $9.00 USD.

Looking for a perfect gift or stylish accessory suitable for any occasion? This slouchy hat, worked in no time, is meant to make you look and feel beautiful!
The main feature is all over elegant Cabernet Cable, very modern but classic at the same time.

The hat will make perfect set with your
Cabernet Infinity Scarf - aran.

Sizes:
Sizing is based on head circumference:
XS - baby (16-17” / 40.5-43cm)
S - toddler (17-18” / 43-46cm)
M - child (19-21” / 48-53cm)
L - teen/small adult (21-22” / 53-56cm)
XL - large adult (22-23” / 56-58.5cm)
XXL - extra large adult (23-24” / 58.5-61cm)

Finished measurements:
Hat’s circumference (at the body):
16.5(19.5, 19.5){22.75, 22.75, 26}”
41.5(49.5, 49.5){58, 58, 66} cm
Hat’s depth:
7(7, 8.5){8.5, 9.75, 9.75}”
18(18, 21.5){21.5, 25, 25} cm

Measurements of finished garment are approximates taken from relaxed fabric after blocking.
You will need additional 30-80 yds (not included in total yardage) if beret style hat will be made

Material:
This pattern is suitable for aran/worsted weight yarns with great stitch definition.
Red sample (size XL) shown in Sweet Aran by Colour Adventures, Japanese Maple colorway.

Yardage:
80(100, 120){150, 180, 210} yds
70(90, 110){140, 170, 190} m

Gauge:
Gauge is specified over one repeat of Cabernet Cable (picture included in the pattern).

Difficulty level:
2 out of 5

Note: using piece of scrap yarn as lifeline and stitch markers between every pattern repeat is recommended for less experienced knitters.

Notions:
2 cable needles (alternatively 1 DPN and 1 locking stitch marker)
1 stitch marker
tapestry needle

Techniques required:
CO, BO
Lace
Cabling

Pattern includes:

  • Charted and written instructions for the hat’s body and crown;
  • 7 sizes, from infant to large adult;
  • 2 brim options;
  • Cabernet Cable Photo Tutorial (cabling without cable needle)
  • Tips on: how to choose correct hat size; how to achieve different look - beanie, beret, slouchy; how to read gauge properly; how to block finished hat.

Note:
Please highlight the numbers that apply to your size and brim option to avoid any confusion.