Nerly Hat by Maria Bourne

Nerly Hat

Knitting
November 2018
Light Fingering ?
36 stitches and 44 rows = 4 inches
in cable panel
US 4 - 3.5 mm
US 2½ - 3.0 mm
273 - 284 yards (250 - 260 m)
One size
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This almost weightless hat (less than 50g) is a little treat for any cable lover!
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It’s deceptive in its appearance, as it’s much simpler to work than it looks. Just a few cable twists here and there and you end up with an intricate looking pattern that draws the eye and makes you want to spend time and explore all the intertwinings.
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For those of us who really enjoy the convenience of a pony tail there is also an option to stop after the cable panel is done and finish it as a headband. This would also make a great choice for a super speedy gift knitting!

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One size, would fit 52 - 58 cm / 20.5” - 22.75” head circumference.

YARN
Light fingering weight wool yarn which gives you the required gauge and approx. 280 m / 310 yd per 50 g.
Hat: 190 m / 210 yd (approx. 255 m / 280 yd with pom-pom).
Headband: 150 m / 165 yd.
Samples: JC Rennie Supersoft lambswool 4ply, colour Stardust 1110 (hat), Heather Rose 2124
(headband)

FINISHED HAT AND HEADBAND MEASUREMENTS
Circumference: 44 cm / 17.25”
Hat height: 21 cm / 8.25”
Headband depth: 14 cm / 5.5”

GAUGE
40 sts x 33 rows of cable panel = 11 cm x 7.5 cm / 4.25” x 3” after blocking.

NEEDLES
Circular needle 40 cm / 16” long or shorter, in size needed to obtain the correct gauge.
Suggested size: 3.5 mm / US 4 (main needle).
Circular needle 40 cm / 16” long or shorter at least 2 sizes smaller than main needle.
Suggested size: 3 mm / US 2.
Needle(s) suitable for working small circumferences in the round in main needle size

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Update!
Version 2 now includes:

  • a slouchy fit option
  • instructional videos for Tubular CO
  • videos for each cable cross