Vorderrhein Hat by Kate Gagnon Osborn

Vorderrhein Hat

Worsted (9 wpi) ?
one cable pattern repeat (24 stitches) = 3¾" (9.5 cm) on larger needles, worked in rounds.23 rounds = 4" (10 cm) in cable pattern, worked in rounds.
US 7 - 4.5 mm
US 5 - 3.75 mm
196 yards (179 m)
About 18¾" (47.5 cm) in circumference and 9¼" (23.5 cm) long, excluding pom-pom. To fit an adult.
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Twisted-stitch cables—traveling cables comprised of inter-twined one-stitch strands in which each stitch is knitted through the back loop—create a tight fabric with beautiful dimension and impressive texture. There is very little information regard-ing the first occurrence of this special type of cable pattern-ing, but many consider the origin and inspiration to lay in the gnarly trees and deep forests of Germany. The rich pattern in this warm hat begins with a twisted rib that transforms into two alternating cable panels for the longer, slightly slouchy body. The crown is shaped with decreases that are integrated within the cables. A large pom-pom provides a full finish to the top.