Dunloe by Amanda Hall


October 2013
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
16 stitches and 22 rows = 2 inches
in Stockinette in the round with size 2 needle
US 1 - 2.25 mm
US 2 - 2.75 mm
215 - 250 yards (197 - 229 m)
Small and Large
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Dunloe is a slouchy hat with an interesting spin on a braided cable incorporated into the design. The braid is set into the hat so it appears that the strands are woven rather than set apart creating a subtle design that does not overwhelm.

This is the perfect hat for someone looking to dabble with cabling. Easy to pick up and put down it also makes a great tv and traveling knit!

Matching fingerless gloves are now available here: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/dunloe-gloves.

I suggest a solid or semi-solid yarn so the braided cable doesn’t get lost in your yarn.

In general cables tend to shine with a lighter color yarn so they are more noticeable, this is not specific to this particular pattern, just a general observation.

I have had some feedback that the “small” size really fits average sized heads nicely as well and the average may be more appropriately called a large. One tester said knitting the small with a 2 and 3 yielded a hat perfect for her 24” head.

Small: Only complete Rows 1-4 of the cable pattern on your final repeat before decreases.
Row 29 of decreases should read: SSK K1 P2 K2 P1 K2tog; SSK K6 K2tog repeat from around
Average: Row 33 should read SSK K1 P2 K2 P1 K2tog; SSK K6 K2tog repeat from around