Nightshade by Kathy Bateman


December 2010
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette Stitch
US 8 - 5.0 mm
140 yards (128 m)
One size - adult
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This pattern is also available as part of the Hill Country Weavers Little Shelters Collection.

From the Designer:

I like hurting my brain. I mean that in best possible sense. When I wanted to make an unusual cabled hat my friend Elizabeth suggested knitting from one earflap to the other. I just could not leave the idea alone. It haunted me from the shadows. It followed me down the dark alleys of my dreams. I’ve wrestled it from the shadows for you--a snugly fitting cabled hat knit flat but with no seams. Knit all in one piece from the bottom of one tie over the top of the head and back down to the bottom of the other tie.

Circumference 20” - Earflap to earflap (measured over top of head) 18”

Suggested Skill Level:
Intermediate - Advanced

For help keeping track of shaping in the center of the hat send a message to the designer for her working notes.