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Quick Cable Slouch Hat

by Azure
AZURE KNITS+
Knitting
November 2010
Bulky / 12 ply (7 wpi) ?
US 7 - 4.5 mm
US 11 - 8.0 mm
150 - 200 yards (137 - 183 m)
This pattern is available for free.

This is a pattern I had made to teach my student how to make her first cabled hat, so I made sure it was not intimidating.

This pattern (including text & images) is an original AZURE KNITS design. It is for personal use only. Other uses, including but not limited to reproduction, distribution, or sales of the pattern is strictly prohibited. All rights reserved.

Can I sell the hat I made using this pattern?
(Copy and pasted from blog)
Just as a general reply, I’ve been getting way more ‘can I sell this item?’ messages, so I’m going to put a weird restriction and say IF YOU SPIN YOUR OWN YARN to make this, yes you can. If you’re using commercial yarn, I would say no. Only because I believe if you do make your own yarn for this simple hat, there will be more of ‘your work’ going into the hat. Sorry if I sound stupid, but being a handcraft seller myself, I feel there should be more than one layer of originality.
HOWEVER
I support charity.
IF AND ONLY IF you are using the pattern for donation or for free knitalongs and teaching materials I am all for it.
SELLING THE ITEM TO RAISE MONEY FOR DONATIONS and for knitalongs/teaching materials I definitely would like to be credited one way or the other, but IF YOU ARE PLANNING TO DONATE DIRECTLY to charity without ‘selling’, I don’t even care. Don’t worry about asking and go right ahead. If something I made is gonna help somebody I can’t be more happier.

If you’re looking for something simple to try cable for the first time, try this pattern!
If you’re an experienced knitter, this will be very quick to knit, so great for last minute gifts!

Note added 12/31/10
I have originally posted and recommended size #10 needles for the body, but it seems like many people have been getting a less slouchy result. If you want to get a slouchy hat for sure, it might be better to use size #11 for the body. Another way to add slouch is to do extra cable repeats before decrease)

Note added 2/6/12
I do not have a gauge for this pattern, but for a guide--
Aim for somewhat loose fabric that drapes a bit. If your swatch turns out closely knit and stiff, I would go up a needle, or it will end up being small or beanie-like.
I will try knitting a swatch and figure out the gauge when I get a chance. Sorry about that!