December Hat by Irina Anikeeva

December Hat

by Irina Anikeeva
Knitting
December 2019
Aran (8 wpi) ?
22 stitches and 24 rows = 4 inches
in Cable pattern
US 5 - 3.75 mm
US 7 - 4.5 mm
220 yards (201 m)
18.75” (47.5 cm) circumference, 9” (23 cm) height.
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This pattern is available as a free Ravelry download

What’s better than a free hat pattern? 12 free hat patterns, of course! This year we’re releasing a new, free hat design in Germantown on the 3rd Tuesday of each month.

Worthy of Note
The December Hat is worked in the round from the brim up.

A tubular cast on is followed by 2 x 2 ribbing that transitions into thick cable panels for the body. Integrated decreased shape the crown. A pom pom and cute custom KW tag completes the look.

Specifications
YARN

Kelbourne Woolens Germantown (100% N. American wool; 220 yds/100 gm skein): old blue 446, 1 skein.
GAUGE
1 Cable Repeat (22 sts) = 3.75” (9.5 cm) on larger ndls, after blocking.
24 rnds = 4” (10 cm) in cable patt on larger ndls, after blocking.
NEEDLES
1 – 16” (40 cm) US 5 (3.75 mm) circular.
1 – 16” (40 cm) US 7 (4.5 mm) circular.
1 – set US 7 (4.5 mm) DPNs.
Check your gauge and adjust needle size(s) accordingly if necessary.
NOTIONS
Darning needle, stitch marker, Kelbourne Woolens label, sewing thread, sharp sewing needle, waste yarn, crochet hook for provisional cast on.
SIZE
18.75” (47.5 cm) circumference, 9” (23 cm) height.
SKILLS
Knitting, purling, cable patterns from charts.

Images: Linette Kielinski