Braided Cable Pumpkin Hat by Heather Pelletier

Braided Cable Pumpkin Hat

October 2019
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
18 stitches = 4 inches
in stocking stitch
US 7 - 4.5 mm
US 8 - 5.0 mm
220 yards (201 m)
newborn, toddler, kids, adult
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Add a little texture to the standard ribbed pumpkin beanie with braided cables. Also includes variation for pompom toque without the stem and leaf.

Difficulty level is intermediate. Requires knowledge of cabling, increasing, decreasing, and knitting in the round.

Instruction for 4 Sizes, approximate measurements:
Newborn - 15” (38.5 cm)
Toddler - 18.5” (49 cm)
Kids - 22” (56 cm)
Adult - 25.5” (65 cm)
Tip: for in-between sizes use aran yarn and size US9/US10 needles

Yarn required:
Worsted weight (4 - medium) wool yarn - 110 yards for 2 smallest sizes, 220 yards for 2 largest sizes.
Small amount of scrap yarn for stem and leaf on pumpkin hat.

Needles, Tools and Notions:
US 7 (4.5 mm) 16” Circular Knitting Needle
US 8 (5mm) 16” Circular Knitting Needle
Set of US 8 (5mm) Double Point Needles (DPNs)
Stitch Marker
Cable Needle
Darning Needle
Optional: Faux Fur Pompom - Ribs and Cables version