For Rose Hat by Julia Decker

For Rose Hat

May 2018
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette with larger needles
US 6 - 4.0 mm
US 7 - 4.5 mm
193 - 210 yards (176 - 192 m)
one size
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This pattern is available as a free Ravelry download

This pattern was originally developed for a friend as a visual representation of the ties of marriage and kinship within her immediate family tree. It was an interesting project to work on and the result is a lovely hat with a variety of gorgeous cable textures!

The hat incorporates elements from Irish clan Aran cables. These elements have been adapted for the hat pattern.

The left and right ropes: represent luck and a wish for a good fishing harvest.
The diamond pattern: represents wealth.
The honeycomb: represents work, plenty, and is considered lucky.
The blackberry: represents the Holy Trinity and sometimes nature.

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The pattern
The pattern is provided in three different formats: pattern repeats for each cable element, charts, and written instructions.

Suggested Yarn
Approximately 210 yards in a Worsted weight yarn.
Samples were made with Malabrigo Rios in the Cirrus Gray and Ivy colorways

Needles: Size US 6/4 mm 16”/40cm circular needles
Size US 7/4.5 mm 16”/40cm circular needles
US 7/5 mm DPNs or 32”/80cm (or larger) circulars for magic loop

20 sts and 28 rows = 4 in/10 cm in stockinette stitch knit in the round on the larger needles

Finished Size
The hat measures 17 in/43 cm circumference and 9.5 in/24 cm height before blocking. The ribbing and cabling have a lot of stretch so the hat comfortably fits most adult-size heads. (21” circumference and larger). Try to block the hat without stretching out the ribbing for a better fit.

The finished measurements are based on a beanie hat worked with 4” of ribbing or a slouchy hat worked with 1” of ribbing.

Knitting, purling, knitting through the back loop, cable knitting, increases and decreases including (p1, k1, p1) into one stitch, m1L, k2tog, p2tog, k3tog.