Tallorcen by Lucy Hague


24 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette
US 4 - 3.5 mm
160 - 180 yards (146 - 165 m)
Finished circumference: 20 [22] inches
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A video demonstrating the increases and decreases used in the cabled band can be found here.

This close fitting hat features a cabled band inspired by an unusual piece of Celtic knotwork, which appears to be a continuous line but is in fact a series of interlinked loops.

The cabled band is worked first, flat, then grafted together. The crown stitches are then picked up around the edge of the brim and worked in the round.

Please note that when working the cabled band, getting the correct row gauge is essential to the finished measurements. When working the crown, stitch gauge is more important. If you can’t match both row and stitch gauge on the same needles, it may be necessary to use different sized needles on the band and the crown.

M [L] – to fit head circumference of 20–21 [22–23]˝/(51–54 [56–59] cm)

Finished Measurements
Circumference: 20 [22]˝/(51 [57]) cm
Height: 7.5 [8]˝/(19 [20.5]) cm

• 3.5 mm/(US size 4) needles (or size needed to obtain gauge) for preferred method of working small circumferences in the round
• Cable needle
• 160 [180] yds (146 [165] m) of light DK weight/sport-weight yarn (sample shown in 100% North Ronaldsay Wool, 273yds/(250m) per 100g)
• Waste yarn
• 4 stitch markers

The cabled band pattern is provided both as a chart and as row-by-row written instructions.

This hat is very similar in design and construction to another pattern of mine, Cinioch, however both the gauge and the cable design are slightly different.