Fables is without a doubt my favourite hat of the year. It has a brim that can button up or down and some darling cables that can be embroidered or left plain. The extra bulk over your ears is guaranteed to keep you warm. This whimsical cap also makes a special gift.
This hat is knit from the bottom to the crown with the brim added afterwards in garter stitch. The brim is folded up on either side. It can be tacked in place with buttons or buttonholes can be made so you have the option to fold it down. This hat has one size.
Skill Level: Rookie-Apprentice-Virtuoso-Genius
Skills: knit, purl, crossovers, chart reading, basic embroidery
Finished Measurements: approx. 8.5” wide and 7” tall lying flat (excluding brim); fits approx. a 21-23” head
Gauge: approx. 14 sts = 10 cm/4” on 6 mm/US 10 as given on Malabrigo Chunky ball band; approx. 21 sts = 10cm/4” in cable patt
Yarn: super bulky wool; plus small amount of DK yarn in two colours for brim and embroidery
Suggested Brand: 2 balls Viking Naturgarn (100% wool; 49 m/54 yds per 50 g/1.76 oz): shown in 613 (gray) for MC
Or 3 skeins Mirasol Sulka (60% merino, 20% alpaca, 20% Silk; 50 m/55 yds per 50 g/1.76 oz): shown in 202 (green) for MC - barely dipped into 3rd skein
Plus small amounts of DK yarn from stash in two colours for CC’s (approx 20 g/0.7 oz)
Needles: 5 mm/US 8 40 cm/16” circular; 6 mm/US 10 40 cm/16” circular; 6 mm/US 10 dpns or size needed to obtain gauge
Other Materials: tapestry needle for embroidery; 2 small buttons approx. 12mm/0.5” in diameter; cable needle