A close fitting hat with cables inspired by ancient Pictish and Celtic artwork.
The cabled band is worked first, flat, then grafted together. The crown stitches are then picked up around the edge of the band and worked in the round.
This hat is very similar in design and construction to another pattern of mine, Tallorcen, however both the gauge and the cable design are slightly different.
M [L] – to fit head circumference of 20/21 [22/23] inches/(51/54 [56/58.5] cm)
Circumference: 20.5 [22.5] inches/(52 ) cm
Height: 7.5  inches/(19 [20.5]) cm
- 4 mm/US size 6 needles (or size needed to obtain gauge) for preferred method of working small diameters in the round (e.g. double-pointed needles, long circular needle for magic loop or two circular needles)
- Cable needle
- 160  yds (146  m) of DK weight yarn (grey-blue sample shown in Blacker Classic DK; natural sample shown in Rowan Creative Linen)
- Waste yarn in contrasting colour
- Tapestry needle
- Four stitch markers
Grafting (directions are given for grafting in pattern)
Picking up sts