Pelorus by Irina Anikeeva

Pelorus

Knitting
September 2018
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
28 stitches and 26 rows = 4 inches
in Cable pattern
US 8 - 5.0 mm
US 6 - 4.0 mm
150 - 180 yards (137 - 165 m)
17”/44 cm brim circumference. 8”/20 cm height from base of ribbing to top center of crown.
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Intricate networks of interlacing cables adorn this cozy cap. The crown shaping, integrated into the cable patterning, creates a round motif at the top of the hat, which reminds me of an antique maritime compass and gives the name for this piece – a pelorus is a type of compass used for marine navigation.
This design is entirely unisex, and in a darker color yarn it will make a nice men’s cap.

Finished Measurements
17”/44 cm brim circumference.
8”/20 cm height from base of ribbing to top center of crown.
Measurements are taken after blocking.
Fits average adult head sizes 20-21”/51-53 cm.

Yarn
Approximately 160 yds/146 m of worsted weight yarn.
1 skein of Cascade Yarns 220 Superwash Merino (100%
Superwash Merino Wool, 220 yds/200 m in 100 g); #05
Golden Yellow.

Needles
Size US 8/5 mm and size US 6/4 mm: 16”/40 cm circular.
One set of double-pointed needles, size US 8/5 mm.
Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain gauge.

Notions
Stitch markers, cable needle, tapestry needle.

Gauge
28 stitches and 26 rounds = 4”/10 cm on size US 8/5 mm
needles over Body Chart after blocking.

Construction Notes
• This hat is worked from brim to crown in the round.
• All rounds on the chart are read from right to left.
• Knitters may consider placing markers between the chart
repetitions.

Skill Level
Intermediate