Snare by Norah Gaughan

Snare

Knitting
April 2015
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
23 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches
in Snare Chart pattern with Size A needle(s), after blocking
US 7 - 4.5 mm
US 5 - 3.75 mm
140 yards (128 m)
20¾” circumference (to comfortably fit average adult head sizes 20-23″); 9″ length (7″ length with rib folded up 2″)
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Errata available: brooklyntweed.com

Get your cable fix with this one-skein cap in Shelter. A deep edging of twisted rib buds into an ornate cable motif that decreases to forms a sunburst at the crown. The fabric is stretchy enough to fit most adult heads. Handsome in any color, this design is great for using up insurance skeins from larger projects or for playing with new shades you’ve been wanting to try. Snare is worked entirely from charts.

Yardage

140 yards of worsted weight wool yarn

Yarn

1 skein of Brooklyn Tweed Shelter (100% American Targhee-Columbia wool; 140 yards/50g)
Photographed in color Tent

Note: The sample hat used almost 1 full skein. If you plan to make a longer hat or if your gauge is tighter than the given gauge, be sure to purchase an extra skein.

Gauge

23 stitches & 32 rounds = 4″ in Snare Chart pattern with Size A needle(s), after blocking

Needles

Size A (for Main Fabric):
One 16″ circular needle and one set of double-pointed needles (DPNs) in size needed to obtain gauge listed
Suggested Size: 4½ mm (US 7)

Size B (for Ribbing):
One 16″ circular needle, two sizes smaller than Size A
Suggested Size: 3¾ mm (US 5)

32″ circular needle can be used instead of 16″ circular and DPNs if using the Magic Loop method for working small circumferences in the round.

Finished Dimensions

20¾” circumference (to comfortably fit average adult head sizes 20-23″); 9″ length (7″ length with rib folded up 2″)

Tutorials for all special techniques listed below are included in the pattern
Rib Cabled Cast On

Skill Level

3 out of 5

Please note: the stitch patterns in this garment are charted only.