Smack by Helen Bingham
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October 2011
DK / 8 ply (11 wpi) ?
18 stitches = 4 inches in stockinette stitch
US 7 - 4.5 mm
180 - 230 yards (165 - 210 m)
Child, Woman and Man
This pattern is available for download for $6.00.

“Smack” is a cabled knitted hat that comes in three sizes. This is a wonderful fast project for the knitter who wants to tackle cables. The crown decreases allow the cables to continue throughout the top of the hat. One skein of a worsted weight yarn (roughly 180 yards) plus US 7 needles are all you need!

1 skein Hand Dyed DK Weight Superwash Merino by Bashful Bags & Fibers (100% merino with 230 yards) Color: lavender
US 7, circular 16” needles or size needed to obtain gauge
US 7 double pointed needles
Stitch Marker
Cable Needle

FINISHED MEASUREMENT: 19 (22, 25)” circumference (material not stretched)

Looking forward to seeing your creations.

A very special “thank you” goes to Gail for test knitting this pattern for me. xo

Thank you to Katherine Mehls for the wonderful photography. See more of her work at