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Allegro DK

Cables 'n Lace Hat

Designed by Cathy Campbell.  Sample knit by Angie Kachelmeier.

Description:  This comfy hat matches the Cables 'n Lace Mitts.  It features repeats of alternating columns of 3 x 3 cables and eyelets.  It has a wonderful stretch.  It takes just one skein to make.

Level: Intermediate (knowledge of basic cables and eyelets recommended)

Size:  Woman's Medium, 16" unstretched (Stretches to up to ~22")

Materials: 

  • 1 skein of Crystal Palace Allegro DK (shown in color 6074 "Tahiti")
  • Crystal Palace Bamboo Needles: 16" circs in US sizes 6 & 8 and 8" double points in US size 8 (or size needed for gauge)
  • Cable needle
  • Stitch marker (to mark beg of rnd)
  • Tapestry needle

Gauge:  1 repeat of pattern = 2" on larger needles

Abbreviations:  BO- bind off; C6L- cable 6 left (slip next 3 stitches on cable needle an hold in front of work, knit next 3 stitches, then knit the 3 stitches off the cable needle; CO- cast on; k- knit; k2tog-knit 2 stitches together; p- purl; rep- repeat; st(s) - stitches; x- times; yf- yarn forward (bring the yarn forward when making a knit stitch to make an eyelet hole - increases by 1 stitch); yo- yarn over (bring yarn around needle to make an eyelet hole - increases by 1 stitch)

 

INSTRUCTIONS

With smaller needles, CO 96 sts.  Place stitch marker to mark beg of rnd.  Join and work k2 x p1 rib for 1.5".
Change to larger needles.

 

Begin Cable-and-Lace Pattern:

You can also refer to the Chart at the bottom of the pattern.

Rnd 1:  *p1, k2tog, yf, k2tog, yo, p1, k6; rep from * to end of rnd.
Rnd 2 (and all even rnds):  *p1, k4, p1, k6; rep from * to end of rnd.
Rnd 3:  *p1, (yf, k2tog) 2x, p1, k6; rep from * to end of rnd.
Rnd 5:  Rnd 1.
Rnd 7:  Rnd 3.
Rnd 9:  *p1, k2tog, yf, k2tog, yo, p1, C6L; rep from * to end of rnd.
Rnd 11:  Rnd 3.
Rnd 12:  Rnd 2.

 

Work these 12 rnds 4x total, ending with a Rnd 12. 

 

Begin Crown Decrease:

(Change to double-pointed needles when the hat circumference becomes too narrow for the circular needles.)

 

Rnd 1 (dec rnd):  *p1, k2tog, yf, k2tog, p1, k6; rep from * to end of rnd.  [88 sts]
Rnd 2:  *p1, k3, p1, k6; rep from * to end of rnd.
Rnd 3 (dec rnd):  *p1, k2tog, k1, p1, k6; rep from * to end of rnd. [80 sts]
Rnd 4:  *p1, k2, p1, k6; rep from * to end of rnd.
Rnd 5 (dec rnd):  *k2tog, k1, p1, k6; rep from * to end of rnd. [72 sts]
Rnd 6:  *k2, p1, k6; rep from * to end of rnd.
Rnd 7 (dec rnd):  *k2, k2tog, k5; rep from * to end of rnd.  [64 sts]
Rnd 8:  k.
Rnd 9 (dec rnd):  *k6, k2tog; rep from * to end of rnd.  [56 sts]
Rnd 10:  k.
Rnd 11 (dec rnd):  *k5, k2tog; rep from * to end of rnd.  [48 sts]
Rnd 12:  k.
Rnd 13 (dec rnd):  *k4, k2tog; rep from * to end of rnd.  [40 sts]
Rnd 14 (dec rnd):  *k3, k2tog; rep from * to end of rnd.  [32 sts]
Rnd 15 (dec rnd):  *k2, k2tog; rep from * to end of rnd.  [24 sts]
Rnd 16 (dec rnd):  *k1, k2tog; rep from * to end of rnd.  [16 sts]
Rnd 17 (dec rnd):  *k2tog; rep from * to end of rnd.  [8 sts]

 

Cut yarn to leave an 8" tail.  Thread yarn needle and draw through rem 8 sts.  Weave in ends.

 

 

Chart for Cables 'n Lace Pattern:

Cables 'n Lace Chart

 

 

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August 2015

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