Plaited Cabled Hat by Claire Ryan

Plaited Cabled Hat

June 2024
Aran (8 wpi) ?
12 stitches and 14 rows = 2 inches
US 7 - 4.5 mm
160 - 200 yards (146 - 183 m)
Any size
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This beret-style hat is based on a pattern originally published in Farsi. A fellow knitter from Iran was kind enough to provide a loose translation as well as some guidance on the technique. I produced this pattern after making several hats of this kind, as my students expressed interest in it!

The pattern is considered intermediate level and does require a little experience. You will need to be comfortable with cabling, short rows, and picking up stitches, as well as whip-stitching. The hat is worked flat, using many short rows to effectively produce a segmented circular shape.

There are three sections: the triangular segments, the braided cable, and the ribbing. The ribbing is added after the first two sections are worked together.

I have used written instructions to illustrate each step of the cable; experienced knitters may already know how to do a lattice pattern with 3x3 cables.

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