St. Charles Hat by Vashte Johnson

St. Charles Hat

January 2012
DK (11 wpi) ?
US 6 - 4.0 mm
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Complete the look with this sophisticated and earthy cabled hat! This design was inspired by a close friend from New Orleans. He wanted a hat that would keep his head warm AND get him the ladies. I love anything with dual duty, so I was more than happy to oblige. :) The leather band provides a visual break between the brim and the crown, and gives interesting textural contrast against the cables, which are worked without a cable needle (yay!). Pair this hat with a button down and jeans for a grown-and-sexy look.


20(22, 24) inches (head circumference – shown in size 24”)


Length: 12 (14, 16) inches from brim to crown


Manos Silk Blend 30% silk, 70% merino; 150yd/135m per 50g. skein 1 1, 2 skeins (Shown in #3104)

  • US #6/4mm Double-Pointed or 12” Circular Needle Yarn needle 1”x10.5” Leather Strip Two 12mm Brads Leather Hole Punch Tool or Awl Large Eye Hand Needle Peltex 70 Heavy Interfacing


5.25 sts/7 rows = 1” (21sts/28 rows = 4”) in baby cable ribbing on US #6 circular needles or double-pointed needles

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