Cass Cable Hat by Maria Larraga

Cass Cable Hat

Knitting
September 2015
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
22 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette st, worked flat, using smaller needles
US 6 - 4.0 mm
US 8 - 5.0 mm
175 - 180 yards (160 - 165 m)
17-19", 20-22"
This pattern is available as a free Ravelry download

Inspired by the lovely and formidable Seeker Pentaghast from the Dragon Age series, this hat is fairly straightforward, with a tiny romantic twist. A cable braid sits high at the crown to break up what is otherwise simple stockinette.

It’s worked in three parts: first, the braid is knit flat and the ends sewn together, then you’ll pick up stitches along the sides of the braid to work the crown and the body. Because of the position of the braid, this hat is meant to be very fitted, which helps if you’re out hunting dragons or slaying demons. However, if you’re just trying to read romance novels on the sly, well then, it’s just comfortable to wear.

SIZES
S/M (M/L)
To fit head circumference: 17-19” (20-22”)
Finished circumference at body: 15” (17”)
Finished length: 7.5” (8.5”)

YARN
180 yds of light worsted weight yarn

Green sample shown in Miss Babs’ Yowza (100% superwash merino wool, 560 yds per 8 oz skein), in the “Coventry” colorway.

Blue sample shown in Dream in Color’s Classy (100% superwash merino wool, 250 yds per 4 oz skein), in the “Lunar Zazzle” colorway.

GAUGE
22 sts and 32 rows = 4” in stockinette stitch using smaller needles, blocked

9 vertical repeats of cable braid pattern (36 rows total) = 4” long, using smaller needles, blocked

The cable braid is the foundation, so it’s important to get the gauge of the smaller needles.

19 sts and 28 rows = 4” in stockinette stitch using larger needles, in the round, blocked

NEEDLES & NOTIONS
US Size 6/4 mm straight or circular needles for the cable braid

The crown & body use needles two sizes larger than the cable braid:
US Size 8/5 mm 16” circular needles
US Size 8/5 mm DPNs

OR Two US Size 8/5 mm circular needles
OR One long US Size 8/5 mm circular needles

(Use whichever method you prefer for knitting small circumferences in the round)

Cable Needle
Tapestry Needle

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