Carioca Hat by Thea Colman

Carioca Hat

December 2023
DK (11 wpi) ?
32 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches
in cable pattern
US 6 - 4.0 mm
US 5 - 3.75 mm
200 - 260 yards (183 - 238 m)
15(18,21)”/38(45.75,53.5)cm circumference laid flat. See below for more information.
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As soon as I saw this creamy, gorgeous yarn I wanted to create a feminine, cozy cabled hat with a deep folded brim. The subtle halo from the alpaca is just gorgeous here and really makes for a an eye catching accessory when paired with your coat this winter.

The medallions are elegant and textured and flow beautifully into the ribbing both at brim and crown, and shaping is centered above each medallion, worked to highlight the ribbed pattern as you approach the top. The brim is deep and easily adjustable and adds to the cozy feel of the hat.

Notes are included in the pattern regarding modifications for circumference and depth and cable instructions are both charted and written.

15(18,21)”/38(45.75,53.5)cm circumference laid flat.
Hat stretches 1-2”/2.5-5cm when worn.
10.5(11.5,11.5)”/26.75(28.75,28.75)cm deep to center crown, unfolded.

Yardage needed:

A light, soft DK-weight yarn needed, or a fingering plus mohair to get gauge. I designed this hat to show off a gorgeous halo, but you could also work this in a more traditional light worsted or round DK that works up to the gauge needed. I suggest using a subtle colorway without a lot of shifts in tone, as the detail in the medallions would be lost in a busy yarn. Exact yardage may vary with modifications or substitute yarn.

Please note that two skeins of Som DK are needed for all 3 sizes.