Mag Mile Hat by Theresa Schabes

Mag Mile Hat

February 2014
yarn held together
Super Bulky (5-6 wpi) ?
8 stitches and 12 rows = 4 inches
in 2x2 Rib Stitch
US 15 - 10.0 mm
US 11 - 8.0 mm
60 yards (55 m)
small/medium and medium/large
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The Mag Mile Hat was inspired by a hat seen on Chicago’s Magnificent Mile, but ‘Mag’ might also be short for ‘magnum’, or ‘great’ in Latin. The Mag Mile is a hat that is great in style but also great in scale. It knits up quickly in super bulky weight yarn. Or, bust some stash and work it up in three strands of worsted weight yarn held together.

Mag Mile’s style derives from the single mega cable that adorns one side. The cable is simpler than it looks because all the stitch work is done in one round. The crossing double ribs create a stylish swoop down over one ear while the sides without the cable are worked in stretchy 2x2 ribbing. Knit bottom-up and in-the-round, this is a project that can be finished in an evening.

Skills Needed to Successfully Complete This Pattern: cast on, knit, purl, cable, k2tog decrease, weave in ends.

Small/Medium size (Medium/Large size)
20 - 23”/ 51 – 58.5 cm (23 – 25”/ 58.5 – 63.5 cm) around by 8”/22.25 cm tall

Super bulky weight yarn, approx. 60 yds/55 m
or worsted weight yarn, approx. 180 yds/165 m
US #15/10 mm and US #11/8 mm 16”/ 40.5 cm circular needles, or size to match gauge
US #15/10 mm set double-point needles, or size to match gauge
Cable needle, stitch marker, tapestry needle

Thanks to my lovely model, Amanda, and to my fabulous test knitter, Tracey Hendrick.