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This hat works up quickly in a bulky yarn, with unusual cable crosses providing great texture and depth. Should you prefer a more traditional undulating cable, simply wear with the “wrong” side out (see last two photos).
Truro is worked in the round from the bottom up, and is shown both with and without an optional tassel.
Instructions for the cabled stitch pattern are given in written form only.
Intermediate: Skills include working in the round, cable knitting, and a special decrease which is similar to a Three-needle Bind-Off.
Finished Sizes 14½ (19½)”/37 (49.5) cm circumference, unstretched, to fit small children and small-medium adults. Recommend measuring wearer’s head for best fit; most wearers prefer hats with 1-3” of negative ease. Height of hat is approximately 7½ (9½)”/19 (24) cm.
Shown in size 19½”/49.5 cm with 2½”/6.5 cm negative ease.
Yarn Bulky weight (#6 Super Bulky) yarn, 105 (185) yd/95 (170) m. This should include enough yarn for tassel. Shown in Cascade Yarns Boliviana Bulky, 100% merino wool, 175 yd (160 m) per 7 oz (200 g) skein, #07 Silver, 1 (1) skein.
Needles US size 13/9.0 mm: Set of five double-pointed needles (dpn). Optional for larger sizes: 20” circular. Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.
Notions Stitch marker, cable needle, tapestry needle.
Gauge 14 sts/16 rnds to 4”/10 cm in cabled pattern stitch without blocking; 10 sts to 4”/10 cm in St st, blocked.