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On the Slopes Hat

Love of Knitting, Winter 2013
Knitting
November 2013
Worsted / 10 ply (9 wpi) ?
19 stitches and 24 rows = 4 inches in Stockinette st
US 7 - 4.5 mm
200 - 220 yards (183 - 201 m)
21” (53 cm) circumference by 9” (23 cm) tall

This stretchy hat features two different widths of cables to create a cozy look that is perfect for winter. Beginning with a double-cable band knit in rows, you can easily customize the size by seaming the band when it is the right length, ensuring that this hat will have the perfect fit. Once the band is complete, stitches are picked up along the edge and knit in the round to finish the shape. The addition of complementary cables on the fabric of the hat completes the unisex look. Cleverly hiding the crown-shaping decreases in the cables finishes off a cozy hat perfect for everyone in the family.

Finished measurements
21” (53 cm) circumference by 9” (23 cm) tall

Skill level
Intermediate

Materials
1 skein Swish Worsted by Knit Picks, 100% superwash merino wool (110 yds/50g) in color Marine Heather (A)

1 skein Swish Tonal by Knit Picks, 100% superwash merino wool (220 yds/100g) in color Pacific Tonal (B)

U.S. size 7 (4.5mm) needles for circular knitting (40”/100 cm circular needle or set of 4 DPNs) or size required for gauge

Cable needle

Stitch marker

Yarn needle

Pompom maker, extra large (optional)