Knotty but Nice by Natalie Larson

Knotty but Nice

December 2009
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 22 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch
US 7 - 4.5 mm
220 yards (201 m)
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This pattern is available for free.

From the description:

Just in time for the super cold weather, here’s a manly but oh-so knotty cap.

Inspired by my hottie husband’s wild side: adventurous but protecting, fashionable but manly and naughty but nice. The same can be said for the hat: the ribbing is basic, but the cabled knot, well, it’s a bit knotty at times.

This hat is the perfect thank-you gift for the man or woman in your life that pretends not to notice that your stash is like guppies (constantly multiplying), and that once again you brought knitting to bed in scrubby jammies.

Height: 7.5 inches
Circumference: 15 inches, unstretched
Will stretch to comfortably fit head circumference up to 24 inches.