Hat Most Likely To Succeed by Alexandra Virgiel
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Hat Most Likely To Succeed

August 2010
Aran / 10 ply (8 wpi) ?
25 stitches = 4 inches in k2, p2 rib
US 7 - 4.5 mm
190 - 200 yards (174 - 183 m)
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This hat was inspired by a cabled sweater in a vintage pattern booklet. The sweater was modeled on both a boy and a girl, and titled “Most Likely To Succeed Boy” and “Most Popular Girl” respectively. My inner feminist cringed even as my inner knitter was intrigued by the stitch pattern.

It’s the easiest cable pattern you’ll ever keep track of, too, as actual cabling occurs on only 1 row of 10. Features a nice deep ribbing to turn up over your frozen ears.

For an adult size hat, you can use any heavy worsted or Aran weight yarn. Malabrigo, O-Wool Classic, and Bartlett Yarns Fisherman are possibilities. For a child size, you might try using a light worsted weight such as Cascade 220 and size 6 needles. I made up a couple in 220 and Patons Classic Wool (not shown) and they were too tight for a grown up, but would have been perfect for someone under the age of 10 or so.

An update was sent out 10/30/11 that includes definitions of the abbreviations used in the crown shaping. If you purchased the pattern prior to the update, you can download the new version from your Ravelry library.