Inisheer Cable Hat by Carol Meldrum

Inisheer Cable Hat

Bulky (7 wpi) ?
14 stitches and 19 rows = 4 inches
in stocking stitch
US 10 - 6.0 mm
7.0 mm
109 - 120 yards (100 - 110 m)
to fit average adult, 53 to 58.5cm (21 to 23 inch) head circumference
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A chunky 2 x 2 rib slouchy hat inspired after a trip to Inisheer - the smallest of the Aran Islands off the west coast of Ireland.

Worked from the bottom up with a cable panel running up the side of the hat. The cable panel is created by bringing knit stitches together into a larger column, then worked using a combination of traditional cable techniques to make the plait effect. Everything is then reversed and repeated to the top of the hat. The cable panel is shaped slightly towards the top, and a final row of decrease is worked to create the slouchy shape.

The finished size can easily be adapted by adding or subtracting stitches from the cast on - info given in pattern.

NOTE - if adding stitches you may need an extra hank.

1 x 100g ball of Cascade Yarns 128 superwash in Stone (sh 875) (approx 117m per 100g hank)
1 x pair of 6mm needles
1 x pair of 7mm needles
Cable needle
Yarn needle