Novel by Novel Reed


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December 2014
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
18 stitches and 24 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch with larger needles
US 8 - 5.0 mm
115 yards (105 m)
Average Adult woman or man
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A note regarding pattern support
Effective November 2017

I will no longer be providing pattern support for free patterns. Please enjoy the free pattern.

Novel is a simple worsted weight beanie hat that features four large braided cables; two of the cables are on a background of stockinette stitch and the other two are on a background of reverse stockinette stitch. Each of the cables is separated by a four stitch cable. I named this hat after myself because I designed this hat specifically for me. As you can see from the photo you can turn the hat so whichever cable pattern you prefer is facing forward.

115 yards of Patons Classic Wool Yarn in Cherry
One size US 8 (5.00 mm) 16 inch circular needle
Five size US 8 (5.00 mm) double pointed needles
One stitch marker
Tapestry needle for weaving in ends

18 stitches X 24 rows in stockinette stitch = 4 X 4 inch swatch using size 8 needle

This hat will fit an average woman’s head of approximately 20 inches in diameter. It has quite a bit of stretch and could easily be worn by the average man as well.