Cables in a Cinch by The Big String

Cables in a Cinch

Knitting
October 2017
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
12 stitches and 15 rows = 2 inches
in p2, k2 ribbing
US 6 - 4.0 mm
US 9 - 5.5 mm
130 - 140 yards (119 - 128 m)
One Size Fits most
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I came up with this simple pattern because I wanted a very easy quick knit for craft shows. These can be knit in an evening. It’s a 16 count repeat in 6 rows - so counting is minimal.

This is a great pattern that can be worked up on common needle sizes and in any worsted weight yarn. I’d call this a cheater hat. It can be adorned with pom poms, tassels, faux fur pom-poms.

Uses only the most basic stitches.

Yarn: 134yds/123m any worsted weight yarn.

Needles: US Size 6/4mm & US Size 9/5.5mm 16in/40cm circular needles. Size 9/5.5mm double pointed needles. Cable needle.

Gauge (worked in 2 x 2 ribbing/before blocking): 12 sts and 15 rows = 2in/5cm using smaller needles.

Size/Finished Measurements: This is a one size, fits most adults. Finished measurements untretched/unblocked 17in/43cm circumference; 9 1/2in/24cm height

Pattern Notes: This pattern really benefits from a good blocking. Blocking helps with the stitch definition (especially with cables), shaping the crown, and obtaining the perfect fit. When I knit a hat with a nice fitted brim, I will sometimes only wet from the brim up, and drape the hat over a bowl, smoothing and stretching the cables carefully.