To construct her cabled helmet, knit in Alpaca With a Twist’s “Highlander,” Deborah Newton worked the oval cables that form the earflaps in a single strip with the cabled band. From there, stitches for the crown are picked up, worked in a trio of separate panels, then sewn together in finishing.
Notes from Vogue Knitting The Ultimate Hat book:
Named Cabled Helmet
2 3 1/2oz/100g hanks (each approx 145yd/136m) of Alpaca With a Twist Highlander (alpaca/wool/microfiber/viscose) in #3015 hebrides rose YARN WT = 4
One pair size 8 (5mm) needles OR SIZE TO OBTAIN GAUGE
Cable needle (cn)
One 1”/25mm button
18 sts and 26 rows = 4”/10cm over St st using size 8 (5mm) needles. TAKE TIME TO CHECK GAUGE.