Making Spirits Bright by Mary Annarella

Making Spirits Bright

December 2018
DK (11 wpi) ?
22 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches
in fir tree cable pattern
US 5 - 3.75 mm
150 - 190 yards (137 - 174 m)
XS(S, M) measure 16.5(18.75, 21.25)” in circumference
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Making Spirits Bright can be knit at either of 2 gauges: 24 sts & 28 rows/4” (blocked) in the Fir Tree cable pattern is appropriate for DK yarn; Or 22 sts & 28 rows/4” (blocked) in the cable pattern is appropriate for either heavy DK or Worsted yarn.
The pattern includes directions (and a tutorial on YouTube) for working the right-crossing (RC) cables as “faux cables” that make the knitting much easier and give a better look for these particular cables in the round. The hat can be worked in either DK or worsted weight yarn as a beanie or with a bit of slouch—you get to choose based on what’s in your stash and whose head will be wearing it.

Finished Measurements:
At 24 sts/4”, sizes XS(S, M) measure 16.5(18.75, 21.25)” in circumference;
At 22 sts4”, sizes XS(S, M) measure 17.75(20.25, 23.25)” in circumference;
Depth of hat is approx. 7.5” from ribbing to crown for the beanie and 8.5” or the sloucher version.
Size Med is shown worked in DK yarn to 24 sts/4”, Size S is show in green worked in Worsted yarn to 22 sts/4”). Further adjustments to sizing can be made by changing your gauge.