Kensington Hat by Margaret Stauffacher

Kensington Hat

Knitting
April 2020
Bulky (7 wpi) ?
16 stitches and 24 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette
US 9 - 5.5 mm
US 10½ - 6.5 mm
104 - 120 yards (95 - 110 m)
Adult- One Size
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The Kensignton Hat features a meandering cable pattern that carefully makes its way up the hat. It’s delicate and dramatic at the same time. A semi-solid or slightly variegated yarn really makes the cables pop! This pattern features written, as well as, charted instructions for the cable portion.

Finished Measurements
Width 7”/17.76 cm
Height 9”/ 22.86 cm

Yarn
Approx. 110 yds/100.5 m of Light Bulky Weight 5

Suggested Yarn
Malabrigo Mecha (100% Pure Merino Superwash Wool, 130 yds)
1 skein Mostaza

Suggested Needles
US 9/5.5 mm - 16” circular needle
US 10.5/6.5 - 16” circular needle
US 10.5/6.5 - DPNs or circular needle for magic loop
(Or needle size you need to achieve gauge)

Notions:
Tapestry needle, scissors, cable needle, Pom Pom (optional)

Gauge:
16 sts & 24 rows = 4”/10 cm
Measured over stockinette stitch using US 10.5 needle.

Techniques:
Cable Knitting
Decreasing
Knitting
Purling