- 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)