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May 2010
DK (11 wpi) ?
16 stitches = 4 inches
in 2x2 rib
US 7 - 4.5 mm
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This unisex beanie features five identical cables running from hem to crown, interspersed with ribbing that makes for a super-cushy and flexible finished product, perfect for gift-giving or charity donation.

This is a purposefully quick project, worked on one circular needle from the hem, up to a crown shaped on double pointed needles.

The cable pattern is a 6 stitch, 6 row repeat, and instructions are given for cabling without a cable needle.
Directions are for working crown shaping with a set of 5 double-pointed needles, but can easily be adapted to the single or double circular needle magic loop method, using stitch markers where necessary.

Gauge: 16 stitches to 4”/ 10cm in 2x2 rib
Circumference: a very stretchy 14-22”/ 35.5-56cm
Height: 7.5”/ 19cm hem to top of crown

24”/60cm long circular needle; US Size 7/ 4.5mm
Set of 5 double-pointed needles; US Size 7/ 4.5mm
Approx. 160 yards/146 meters sport weight/ DK-weight yarn