Abington Hat by Jennifer Lassonde

Abington Hat

April 2020
DK (11 wpi) ?
22 stitches and 29 rows = 4 inches
in Reverse Stockinette in the round after blocking
US 4 - 3.5 mm
US 6 - 4.0 mm
120 - 140 yards (110 - 128 m)
Small, Medium, Large
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Available as part of Point/Counterpoint Volume 5. Two designers + two yarns = inspiration through collaboration. Each designer independently created an accessory, then sent only a photo of the finished object to the other. In response, the designers used the same yarn to create a new accessory inspired by the first, thus making a set. The only limit is their creativity! As of 10/25/20, this pattern is also available for purchase!

Want to hear more about this project? Tune in to Episode 183 of the Down Cellar Studio Podcast & Episode 76 of the Kino Knits Podcast to hear more from Jen & Mary about the designs.

The Abington Hat uses twisted stitches and cables as the focal point of this otherwise simple hat. The reverse stockinette stitches that frame the cable panel help to highlight the fluid, curving nature of the cables. This hat is worked from the bottom up and yields a slightly slouchy hat. If you want to add more length, I suggest adding a few rounds to the ribbing so as not to disturb the cable charts. Not so keen on reverse stockinette- switch to stockinette outside of the cable panel instead!

Click here to check out the coordinating Providence Station Cowl.
Check out the coordinating Abington Mitts.

3 Sizes: Small (Medium, Large)

  • Small: 14 in / 35.5 cm circumference. Fits head 16-19 in / 40.5-48 cm circumference.
  • Medium: 16 in / 40.5 cm circumference. Fits head 18-21 in / 45.75-53 cm circumference.
  • Large: 18 in / 46 cm circumference. Fits head 19-22 in / 48.25-56 cm circumference.

Pattern Calls for:

  • 7 (8, 9) stitch markers. One unique stitch marker to mark the beginning of round. Cable needle. Tapestry needle. Stainless steel blocking pins. Pom pom (optional)

Pattern Notes:

  • This pattern has been tech edited & test knit.
  • Instructions are both written and charted.

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About the Name
Abington is the town in Massachusetts where I met my best friend (at her mother’s dancing school) and where we each met the loves our lives- amazingly enough- they happen to be brothers. Since then, our three families have been intertwined much like the twists and cables in this hat. We may not be related by blood, but they are just as much my family and part of my heart. As I worked these twists and cables I remember how many times and ways our lives and paths have intersected and at times moved apart, always coming back together!

Note: this pattern is only available as part of the Point/Counterpoint Vol 5 collection until 10/25/20. After that, it will be for sale in my Ravelry shop as an individual pattern.