Irresolute by Hunter Hammersen


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February 2015
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
24 stitches = 4 inches
in Because cables draw the fabric in substantially, you must measure your gauge over the cabled row to get accurate information.
250 - 325 yards (229 - 297 m)
See notes below. Fits a head of about 20 [22, 24] inches and a wrist of about 6.5 [7.25, 8] inches
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This pattern (along with most of my earlier work) was retired in the summer of 2022. However, it may be available for a few days once or twice a year. Read on for details!

In the summer of 2022, I realized that maintaining a back catalog of hundreds of patterns was kind of overwhelming. I couldn’t do it and still release new things. So I took my old patterns down so I could keep doing new work.

Since then, a handful of my favorites have come back, and lovely new things have come out. But the vast majority of the old patterns are retired and will no longer be generally available.

However, enough folks have asked about some old favorites that I’m planning to make many of the retired patterns available for a few days once or twice a year (most likely in late spring and then again in the fall around Thanksgiving).

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Irresolute adjective unsure how to proceed, undecided

This reversible hat and mitt set is just the thing for when you’re feeling indecisive. One side looks a bit more reserved, a bit more like a traditional cable. The other side is a little flashier with twisted stitches and a fancier rib. Both are delightful. Wear the hat one way and the mitts the other, wear them matching, or switch it up with your mood. They’re going to look lovely, no matter how you wear them.

And I promise, those cables look much harder than they are. For 9 rows out of 10, you’re just working ribbing. On that tenth row you do a little cable magic (you will want a cable needle), and the result is ridiculously impressive. You’ll be more or less addicted by the time you finish the first repeat of the chart!

This hat is only written in one size. The stitch pattern for the decreases is large enough that writing it in multiple sizes is impractical. The good news is that you can adjust your size quite a bit by tweaking your gauge. At a gauge of 16 stitches in 2.25 inches, the hat will fit a head of about 20 inches. At a gauge of 16 stitches in 2.5 inches the hat will fit a head of about 22 inches. At a gauge of 16 stitches in 2.75 inches, the hat will fit a head of about 24 inches. The hat looks lovely in a worsted weight yarn at any of these gauges.

The mitts are written in 3 sizes to fit an arm or wrist of 6.5, 7.25, or 8 inches.

The hat shown was made to fit a 24 inch head and was made quite tall and took about 175 yards of yarn. The mitt was made in the medium size and took about 100 yards of yarn. A safe (and generous) estimate would be 200 yards for the hat and 125 yards for the mitts to be absolutely sure you won’t run out.

These are perfect for you if:

  • You’re looking for big, dramatic cables
  • You love reversible projects
  • You think accessories are more fun in sets

They’re not for you if:

  • You don’t like charts (the pattern uses charts)
  • You hate swatching (you need to swatch to check your needle size)