Genus Araneus (Spider) Hat by Kate Atherley
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Genus Araneus (Spider) Hat

Knitting
September 2015
Shelridge Farms DK
DK (11 wpi) ?
22 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches
in Rev st st, in the round
US 6 - 4.0 mm
190 - 240 yards (174 - 219 m)
Kids', Adult Small, Adult Large - 18 (20, 22) inch circumference
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For years I’ve adored the Spider cable pattern in Barbara Walker’s ‘Charted Knitting Designs’ A Third Treasury of Knitting Patterns (the yellow one). As Hallowe’en approaches, a hat seemed like an excellent application for it.

Sized for kids and adults; suitable for knitters with experience working in the round, and working cables from charts.

Optional two-colour ribbing adds a bit of fun, and is a good way to use up leftovers – it needs less than 30 yds of the CC. But it works just as well in a single colour!

(Note: this pattern is an update of my 2009 Spider Hat, with better sizing and an improved decrease. If you bought that, let me know and I’ll send you a copy of this.)