Cully's Cabled Hat
Pattern Description from Vogue Knitting, Winter 2009/10: “A few years ago, I began experimenting with spiral designs on a hat or sweater. I first tried diagonals and zigzags in two colors, sometimes moving together, sometimes crossing. I found the results pleasing in a couple of hats, but they seemed to be missing something, which I realized was texture. Could I combine the intertwining colors with the rich texture of cabling? I had never cabled, but my mother was encouraging as always. It was then that I discovered that first cabling is not really all that difficult, and second, two colors cabled over one another is quite striking. One result of my experimentation is this cabled hat; another is a sweater to be published in an upcoming pattern by Schoolhouse Press.”
Materials from Vogue Knitting, Winter 2009/10:
- Schoolhouse Press “Canadian Regal,” one skein each of two colors
- 16” circular needle and a set of double-pointed needles size 6 or 7 OR SIZE TO OBTAIN GAUGES
Gauge from Vogue Knitting, Winter 2009/10: 5 to 5.5 sts = 1” over stockinette stitich
Note from Vogue Knitting, Winter 2009/10: In this pattern, once the two colors are established, always maintain color continuity; a C1 (color 1) stitch in knitted with C1, and a C2 (color 2) stitch is knitted with C2.