Bellflower Hat by Christy Furlan

Bellflower Hat

March 2017
Aran (8 wpi) ?
25 stitches and 26 rows = 4 inches
in K2P2 Ribbing
US 7 - 4.5 mm
200 - 210 yards (183 - 192 m)
One size — Adult medium (Fits ~22” [56 cm] to 24” [61cm] head circumference)
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Do you get addicted to cable knitting? I sure do – I adore cables. Intricate cable designs just make my brain happy for some reason. While designing this hat, the flow of the cables and the color of the yarn brought to mind the lovely shape and vibrant color of bellflowers, and I was immediately hooked. The miles of ribbing that make up the cozy, folded brim of this hat flew by because I was so excited to see the cables take shape on my needles. As I criss-crossed the stitches and saw the pattern come to life, I knew I would be knitting this hat again and again. While the shape of the hat is classic, the bell-like form of the cable pattern brings interest to this knit and, at least to me, compels quick completion of a beautiful finished product. Come join the cable addiction! We have pretty stitches!

Malabrigo Yarn Merino Worsted
(Aran; 100% Merino Wool; 210 yd 192 m per 100 g skein),
Azul Bolita; 1 skein

US 7/ UK 7 / 4.5 mm 16” (40 cm) circular needle and US 7 / UK 7 / 4.5 mm DPNs
A 32” (80 cm) or longer circular needle can also be used to work the Magic Loop method.

Stitch markers, cable needle, yarn needle

Yardage Estimates from Sample:
204 yd (186.5 m), 97 g

Final Measurements:
Circumference (unstretched): 17” (43 cm)
Length (with brim unfolded): 12” (33 cm)
Length (with brim folded): 10” (25.5 cm)

This pattern has been professionally tech edited and test knit.

I would like to extend a very special thank you to my fabulous technical editor, tricotedit, and my wonderful, helpful test knitters, beautyinthedawn, mlb, dpeach, jkaye, and Amycat.