Kernmantle by Woolly Wormhead
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February 2014
Aran (8 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 30 rows = 4 inches
in stocking stitch
US 6 - 4.0 mm
US 7 - 4.5 mm
129 - 305 yards (118 - 279 m)
17, 19, 22, 24 in/43.25, 48.25, 55.75, 61 cm
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Kernmantle is no ordinary slouchy Hat with a mono cable.

Using a clever combination of Alternate Cable and Cable cast ons, the chunky mono cable starts life at the brim edge and works its way towards the crown.

The pattern is provided in both written and charted format, for a range of sizes covering 6 months through to large adult. An illustrated tutorial covering the specialist cast ons is also included, providing you with everything you need to knit your new Hat.

129 (162, 206, 254) yd/118 (148, 188, 233) m
51yd/47m for a 6x6in/15x15cm swatch in St.St.
worsted weight, single ply yarn.

Needles & Notions
Set 4mm/UK8/US6 & 4.5mm/UK7/US7 DPNs/Circular or size needed to obtain gauge
Stitch marker as necessary
Tapestry needle
Cable needle

Sample details
Shown in Malabrigo Merino Worsted (210yd/192m per 100g; 100% Merino)
Shown in size 22in/55.75cm on model with 21.75in/55.25cm circumference head

Alternative yarn
Manos del Uruguay Maxima (218yd/199m per 100g; 100% Merino)

20 sts x 30 rows to 4in/10cm on 4mm needles over St.St.
20 sts x 32 rows to 4in/10cm on 4mm needles over Twisted Rib, lightly stretched
18 sts x 32 rows to 4in/10cm on 4.5mm needles over Moss (Seed) Stitch
12 st cable panel = 1.5in/3.75cm on 4mm needles

To fit sizes: 17 (19, 22, 24) in/43.25 (48.25, 55.75, 61) cm
Finished size: 14.75 (16.75, 18.75, 20.75) in/37.5 (42.5, 47.5, 52.75) cm

Skills required
Knit & purl sts, knitting in the round, increases & decreases, specialist cast-on, cables

Pattern contents
Written & charted instructions; illustrated tutorials for Alternate Cable & Cable cast-ons

Do you need help with this pattern? We have a specific discussion thread in the Wormhead’s Hats group where you can ask any questions.

Published February 2014
PDF file size: 2.3MB
Product code: WW228KKernmantle
Technical editors: Heather Murray & Tana Pageler