Howzat! by Jimenez Joseph
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August 2015
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
25 stitches and 30 rows = 4 inches
in Cricket Cable pattern
US 6 - 4.0 mm
US 8 - 5.0 mm
160 - 185 yards (146 - 169 m)
One size - To fit: 19” - 23” (48.5cm - 58.5cm) head circumference
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“Howzat!” In Cricket, this term (derived from “How’s that?”) is an appeal made by the fielding team which asks the Umpire for a decision as to whether or not a batsman is out. Following the cricket theme, this hat is made from the bottom up using a circular needle and features nifty cable rib patterning and funky stripes!

Yarn Quantity
Main Colour (MC) 1 skein of suggested yarn: Primo Aran by The Plucky Knitter (75% Merino / 20% Cashmere / 5% Nylon) 200yds/115g.

Alternative yarn: Primo Worsted by The Plucky Knitter (75% Merino / 20% Cashmere / 5% Nylon) 200yds/105g.

Contrast Colour 1, 2 and 3 (CC1, CC2 and CC3): Approx. 10g each of suggested yarn.

5mm (US 8) (or size required to get gauge) and 4mm (US 6) circular needles of 80cm (32”) or longer, 1 stitch marker, cable needle (optional), measuring tape and yarn needle for weaving in ends.

Gauge in Cricket Cable pattern: 25 sts by 30 rows over 4” (10cm) square on larger size needles. Unblocked. Gauge in 1x1 Ribbing pattern: 27 sts by 32 rows over 4” (10cm) square on smaller size needles. Unblocked.

One size only - will fit 19” - 23” (48.5cm - 58.5cm) head circumference. For a beanie fit: work to 7” (18cm) long from CO edge before working the crown shaping. For a slouchy fit: work to 8” (20.5cm) or more from CO edge before working the crown shaping. Optional: add a pompom for extra pizzazz! ☺

Useful Video Tutorials
German twisted long tail cast on:
Cabling without a cable needle:
Understanding magic loop: