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Currant

Sugar Tree
Knitting
January 2013
18.5 stitches and 22 rows = 4 inches in stockinette
US 8 - 5.0 mm
150 - 200 yards (137 - 183 m)
20.5 (22, 23.5)"/52 (56, 59.5) cm circumference
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A classy cable frames the face making this simple hat stand out. Dress it up with a button, choose complimentary colors, or leave it plain. No matter what this hat is fun to knit and still practical to wear.

Without the flashy button this hat makes an excellent mens’ pattern. It can be worked in whatever color or colors the man in question desires. Either of the two larger sizes should work for most men, but for guys with bigger heads (or ladies with curls) you can simply work more repeats of the cable to create an even larger hat.

Construction Notes
The brim of this hat is knit first, just a long strand of cabled stitches. Once it’s complete stitches are picked up and the top of the hat is worked in the round. The textural cables provide a cozy, double layer of fabric of the ears.

Notions
cable needle
1 marker
1 button (optional)

Skills needed
knit and purl
kfb
ssk, k2tog, p2tog
working cables
picking up stitches along the edge

I want to thank Chris Church (rchrispy on Ravelry) for providing the technical editing.