Braided Cable Hat by Audrey Knight

Braided Cable Hat

September 2010
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
19 stitches and 27 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch
US 7 - 4.5 mm
170 - 228 yards (155 - 208 m)
S-18" (M-20", L-22")
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In small, medium, and large sizes, this hat will be a favorite for everyone in your family. It’s quick to knit and the braided cable band keeps it interesting. The huge variety of colors available in worsted weight yarn makes this a good go-to pattern for gifts or to accessorize any outfit you might have in mind. Instructions are included for both the solid and two-toned versions.

The simple cable, small amount of provisional cast-on and special knit/purl grafting technique make it a good project for trying methods that may be new to the less-experienced knitter. Line-by-line instructions make the grafting a breeze.

This is my design from the Ravelympics 2010 Designer Biathlon event. Cast on during opening ceremonies, designed, tech edited, photographed, and pattern published by closing ceremonies. Whew. What a fun challenge, and I hope you’ll enjoy knitting the result!

The original hat, size medium, used about 170 yards of Cascade 220.