Nickles and Dimes by Shanna Felice

Nickles and Dimes

May 2015
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
26 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches
in cable pattern
US 6 - 4.0 mm
US 7 - 4.5 mm
250 yards (229 m)
XS/S and M/L
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Nickles and dimes is a slouchy beanie whose inspiration came from the beauty of mere pocket change. We all, at one time or another, have reached into our pockets and pulled out a handful of nickles and dimes…in search of the all powerful quarter, no doubt.

Next time, don’t despair! Just look at all those coins glisten together, all of that lovely layering of circles, writing and rigid edges. It is certainly note worthy!

The pattern for Nickles and Dimes is constructed of a series of cables, eyelets, and twisted stitches which allows for it’s beautiful texture of intertwining circular ribs and dainty lace embellishments.

This pattern includes both charts and written instructions for the cable pattern and its decreases.

Finished measurements:
17.5 (43.75 cm) - 18.5” (47 cm) x 9.5” (24 cm).
Hat will stretch to 22”.
If you feel a larger size is necessary, please use US#7/4.5 mm needles for entire piece.

Materials needed:
Lambstrings Alpaca Ewe (1 skein/ 250 yds/ 4 oZ)
US#6/ 4 mm (XS/S) and US#7/ 4.5 mm (all sizes) 36” circular knitting needles for magic loop method - or - set of 5 DPN’s in sizes established.
One place marker.
One cable needle.