Beacon Hat by Kara McKinley

Beacon Hat

Knitting
January 2021
Super Bulky (5-6 wpi) ?
11 stitches and 15 rows = 4 inches
in staggered cable pattern knit in the round
US 11 - 8.0 mm
US 15 - 10.0 mm
75 - 92 yards (69 - 84 m)
Adult (one size)
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This pattern is available for free.

Construction: The Beacon Hat is the companion hat to the Beacon Cowl. This hat features an all-over staggered cable pattern and is a quick, super chunky knit.

Skill level: Intermediate
Skills needed: knitting and purling in the round, basic cables, left twists, ssk and k2tog decreases

Size: Adult
Circumference: 18” flat (stretches to fit 21”-22” head circumference)
Height: 9”
Gauge: 11 sts and 15 rows per 4” in staggered cable pattern knit in the round

Materials:

  • US 11 (8.0 mm) and US 15 (10.0 mm) 16” circular needles and set of double-pointed needles, or sizes needed to obtain gauge
  • 80 yards of super bulky wool-blend yarn. Shown in Lion Brand Wool Ease Thick & Quick Metallics (140 g, 92 yards), starlight, 1 skein
  • Stitch Marker
  • Yarn needle
  • Scissors
  • Optional : pompom or other topper