Ski Bunny by Shaina Bilow

Ski Bunny

January 2020
Aran (8 wpi) ?
18 stitches and 24 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette Stitch
US 9 - 5.5 mm
180 yards (165 m)
One Size - Adult Medium
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Experience Level: Intermediate

Hit the slopes or sit in the lodge looking trendy sipping your hot cocoa in this cozy cabled hat! Not a skier?! Neither am I. But I can still pretend I’m somewhere dusted in fresh snow with the fireplace roaring while I wear this hat! The undulating cables are a treat to knit and beautiful to look at, as are the other fine details of this accessory. Cast on and become captivated by the construction of this topper – it is worked on its side!

Construction Details
This hat body is worked flat with cables and an I-cord edging. After the body piece is worked it is either seamed or grafted (knitter’s choice), and then stitches are picked up and the crown in worked in the round. Body pattern is written in words or as a chart. Crown is written out.

Techniques Necessary
• Cast on (either a standard or a provisional cast-on)
• Knit
• Purl
• Slipping stitches
• Working cables
• Bind off (if you are working a provisional cast-on, bind off isn’t necessary)
• Seaming, grafting, or working a 3-needle bind off.
• Picking up stitches
• Decreasing (k2tog)
• Using DPN

One Size – Adult Medium
Finished measurements: 20” circumference & 9” depth

Yarn: 180 yards of heavy worsted weight (CYCA #4) yarn. Sample made with HiKoo SimpliNatural (40% baby alpaca, 40% fine merino wool, 20% mulberry silk; 183 yds /100 g).

Gauge: 18 stitches and 24 rows = 4” in stockinette stitch.

Needles: US 9 (5.5 mm) needle and 16” (40cm) circular needle and DPN. Adjust needle size as necessary to obtain correct gauge.

Additional materials: stitch marker, cable needle, tapestry needle, pom pom (optional).