Patron Margaritas by Meridith Shepherd

Patron Margaritas

March 2014
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
24 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches
in pattern ribbing on smaller needles
US 7 - 4.5 mm
US 9 - 5.5 mm
160 - 200 yards (146 - 183 m)
Adult Small and Adult Large (to fit 19 [21]” / 48.5 [53.5]cm head circumferences)
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One of my favorite little luxuries are Friday night margaritas. After a long day at work, it is nice to kick up my feet and enjoy a drink, and a perhaps a bit of knitting. Keeping a bottle of Patron in the liquor cabinet and a small project on the knitting needles is always a must in this house.
Written in two adult sizes, this slouchy cabled hat takes advantage of those single skeins of worsted weight yarn we all seem to have around. Adding the pom pom to the top takes care of any left overs, and leaves you with one less skein in the stash, and one more warm hat for cold ears.
Fix yourself a margarita (or two if you are feeling adventurous), get those feet up, and cast on for a Patron Margaritas hat.


  • 160(200)yds/144(182)m of worsted weight yarn
  • US 7 (4.5 mm) and US 9 (5.5 mm) 16” (40.5 cm) circular needle
  • US 9 (5.5mm) DPNs
  • Stitch markers
  • Cable needle (optional - pattern includes instructions for cabling without a cable needle)
  • 2.5” Pom Pom Maker (optional)
  • Yarn needle

Sample Details
Yellow-green sample was made using Madelinetosh Vintage in Grasshopper.
Blue-purple sample was knit in Anzula Yarns For Better or Worsted in Lavender.

Adult Small Adult Large
Finished Size
17 19” / 43 48.5cm circumference (to fit 19 21” / 48.5 53.5cm head circumference)
Skill Level
Intermediate. Requires cabling and optional chart reading.

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