Monday, November 19, 2007
Sterling's Cable Hat
Size: Child/Adult Small
Materials: Malabrigo Yarn Chunky (Blue Surf) 1 skein
1 set US #10 dpns or 16" circular #10 needle
5 stitch markers
Gauge: 12sts over 4"/10cm after blocking in stockinette stitch
Cast on 52 stitches in 1x1 rib . Join work, mark beginning of round. Work in 1x1 rib for 8 rounds.
Increase round. *K6, M1, K7* repeat until end of round.
Begin cable pattern.
Round 1. *K3, place marker, P2, C2F, p2, K3* Repeat until end of round.
Rounds 2-4. *K3, slip marker, P2, K4, P2, K3* Repeat until end of round.
Repeat rounds 1-4 three more times.
Beginning on round 19, begin decreasing on odd rows while maintaining cable pattern.
To work decreases, *Knit to 2 stitches before marker, K2tog, P2, K4, P2* Repeat until end of round.
Continue decreasing in this manner until all 6 knit stitches between cables are gone, then cease cabling and begin decreasing every round as follows:
*Work in pattern to 2 sts before marker, K2tog.* Repeat to end of round.
Continue decreasing until only 8 stitches remain. Run yarn through 8 loops and close top. Weave in ends.