Cabled Aran Hat with Beanie Variation by Michael Harrigan

Cabled Aran Hat with Beanie Variation

August 2017
Donegal Original Aran Natural Yarn
Aran (8 wpi) ?
22 stitches and 27 rows = 4 inches
in Aran Cables Stitch Pattern
US 8 - 5.0 mm
280 - 300 yards (256 - 274 m)
Adult Large (24")
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This hat was one of my final two projects for the Master Hand Knitter certification program of The Knitting Guild Association. The design includes two cable patterns, bobbles, twisted stitches and background and filler stitches.

Finished Measurements:
Brim circumference 21” (53.3cm)
Length from crown to base of ear 9.5” (24.1cm)
The length is between that of a beanie and a slouch.

Needles required:
Size 8 (5mm) 16” (40cm) circular needle or size needed to obtain gauge
Size 8 (5mm) double-pointed needles or size needed to obtain gauge

The yarn I used for the hat was Donegal Yarns ORIGINAL ARAN NATURAL YARN (200 g/7 oz; 322 yds/295 m, 100% wool) 1 skein natural light cream white (báinín). It required less than 1 full skein.

The first photo shows a beanie variation of this hat. To knit the beanie, the only change required in the pattern directions is to work the 16 rows of Chart 1 once instead of twice.