Marin Headlands by Sloane Rosenthal

Marin Headlands

Knitting
December 2018
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
24 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches
in cable pattern, as charted
US 5 - 3.75 mm
US 7 - 4.5 mm
US 4 - 3.5 mm
150 - 300 yards (137 - 274 m)
One size (Adult S/M/L) with beanie and slouch options; circumference 20” / 50 cm; height 12” / 30 cm (slouch with brim unfolded) or 8.25” / 20 cm (beanie).
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Squishy, mile-high cables form subtle, slightly asymmetrical waves around the body of this delightfully cozy winter hat. Written for three height/brim options, Marin Headlands lets you choose your own adventure: a deep, luxurious double-brimmed slouch (with or without an oversized pom-pom), a single-brimmed, just-barely slouchy version, or a more fitted, unisex beanie. Cables cascade directly out of a 2x2 ribbed brim with an optional tubular cast on for a polished finished look. A round, multi-ply heavy worsted or aran weight yarn (like the Barrett Wool Co. HOME and YOTH Father I used for these samples) makes these cables really pop off the background stitches, giving them height, dimensionality, and that tangible smooshiness we love in a textured knit for these deep winter days. This one works in a huge range of colors, but solid or semisolid colorways let the cables take center stage. Quick to work and satisfying engaging to knit, Marin Headlands makes an excellent gift hat for a lucky loved one, or, with that perfect skein of yarn you’ve been saving, for yourself!

Size
One size (Adult S/M/L) with beanie and slouch options; circumference 20” / 50 cm; height 12” / 30 cm (slouch with brim unfolded) or 8.25” / 20 cm (beanie). Note: because these cables derive from 2x2 ribbing, the hat is incredibly stretchy, making this a “one size fits most” scenario.

Yarn
For slouch with large pom pom: 300 yards / 275 meters of heavy worsted weight wool yarn; for beanie: 150 yards / 137 meters of heavy worsted weight wool yarn. Slouch sample knit in Barrett Wool Co. Home Worsted Weight (100% American wool, 230 Yards / 210 Meters per 100 grams), in “Scout.” Beanie sample knit in YOTH Yarns Father (100% American Rambouillet wool, 220 yards / 201 meters per 100 grams), in Rosemary.

Gauge
24 sts and 28 rnds per 4” / 10 cm in cable pattern on largest needle, after blocking. One repeat of cable chart measures approximately 4” / 10 cm wide.

Needles
One long (32” / 80 cm or longer) circular needle (for magic loop), or 5 double-pointed needles, per knitter preference, in sizes US 7 / 4.5 mm or size needed to obtain gauge and US 5 / 3.75 mm or two needle sizes smaller than gauge needle for the ribbing. Note: if you are doing the optional tubular cast on, you may wish to use a needle one or two sizes smaller than your ribbing needle for the foundation rows.

Notions
Stitch markers (optional); tapestry needle; pom-pom maker (optional); cable needle (optional); waste yarn for tubular cast on (optional).

Skills Required
Decreasing; knitting in the round; small-circumference circular knitting using double-pointed needles or magic loop; cabling with or without a cable needle; tubular cast on (optional; instructions provided).

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