Gentian by Irina Dmitrieva


November 2013
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
25 stitches and 27 rows = 4 inches
in Cable Pattern with Size A needle(s), after blocking
US 8 - 5.0 mm
US 6 - 4.0 mm
160 yards (146 m)
18" circumference at brim; 21" circumference at main body of hat; 9" height
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“Gentian is a cozy, sculpturally cabled hat whose inspiration came from mountain peaks. It is perfect not only for hiking or skiing through the mountains, but also for autumn walks through an urban landscape.” – Irina Dmitrieva

Hat is worked circularly (in the round) from base of brim to top of crown.

160 yards of worsted weight wool yarn
2 skeins of Brooklyn Tweed Shelter (100% American Targhee-Columbia wool; 140 yards/50g)
Photographed in color Almanac

25 stitches & 27 rounds = 4” in Cable Pattern with Size A needle(s), after blocking
22-stitch panel from Cable Pattern Chart measures 3½“ wide, with Size A needle(s), after blocking

Size A (for Main Fabric):
One 16” circular needle and a set of double-pointed needles (DPNs) in size needed to obtain gauge listed
Suggested Size: 5 mm (US 8)

Size B (for Ribbing):
One 16” circular needle, two sizes smaller than Size A needle(s)
Suggested Size: 4 mm (US 6)

18” circumference at brim; 21” circumference at main body of hat; 9” height
To comfortably fit head sizes 21-24”

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Please note: the stitch patterns in this garment are charted only.