Three of Hearts Hat by Keeia Hicks

Three of Hearts Hat

Knitting
January 2016
Aran (8 wpi) ?
30 stitches and 22 rows = 4 inches
in cable pattern indicated in the pattern directions.
US 4 - 3.5 mm
US 8 - 5.0 mm
US 9 - 5.5 mm
125 - 130 yards (114 - 119 m)
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Three of Hearts is knit using one skein of super squishy and soft Blue Sky Alpaca EXTRA. This beautiful yarn leaves wonderfully defined cables against a reverse stockinette back ground. Slightly slouchy, the beret looks beautiful any way you style it. A subtle Hugs and Kisses cable motif that forms the band of the hat is knit flat and then joined. Stitches are then picked up and the body of the hat is knit in the round. Three of Hearts takes its name from the three decreasing heart cables that make up the body and crown of the hat.
The hat is inspired by love and valentines day, but the motifs are subtle enough to enjoy and wear all season.

Yarn:
Blue sky alpaca EXTRA heavy worsted weight Alpaca and merino 250g/ 218yds.
Hat uses approx. 143g = 125 yds
shown in color Carmine.
Gauge
30 stitches and 22 rows per 4”
swatch knit in round in cable pattern. Use US9 (5.5mm) needles and cast on 30 stitches. Knit rows 2-25 of the crown section.
Needles and Notions
• US4 (3.5mm) needles 16” (40.5 cm) circular
needle
• US8 (5mm) straight needles, 6” (15.25 cm)
circular needle and dpn.
• US9 (5.5mm) 16” (40.5 cm) circular needle and
dpn
• US9 (5.5mm) dpn
• Or needles to get gauge for preferred method of working small circumferences in the round
• Cable Needle
• Darning needle • Stitch marker