Pom Cubed by Fatimah Hinds

Pom Cubed

Knitting
February 2018
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
32 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches
in Cable Texture
US 3 - 3.25 mm
US 4 - 3.5 mm
420 - 460 yards (384 - 421 m)
16 (18, 20)" circumference
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This hat was inspired by the genius Canon Hand Dyes Polar Opposite pairs. This colorway is so not my usual style but I fell in love. One of the mini hanks is heavy on color 1 but light on color 2. The second mini hank is light on color 1 and heavy on color 2. The drama was irresistible.

Details: I wanted to create a unisex hat with texture that showcases the high contrast of the yarn. Simple cables and a subtle color change make the hat striking. A touch of whimsy is added with ear flaps and 3 pompoms. Stitches are cast on for the brim and then knit to the crown. Ear flaps are picked up after and knit ending in a long icord. This hat should be worn with negative ease. If you haven’t tried or mastered cabling without a cable needle this hat would be a great start.

Size: 16 (18, 20)“ circumference x 8.5” tall. Sized for child to adult.

Yarn and Needles: 1 set Canon Hand Dyes Polar Opposites Charles Sock in color Prince of Darkness, size US 3/3.25mm and 4/3.5mm 16” circular needles and US 4/3.5mm DPNs

Gauge: Cable Texture 32 sts x 32 rows = 4 inches