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Allegro Lace

Cables 'n Lace Hat

Designed by Cathy Campbell.  Knit by Angie Kachelmeier.

Description:  This slouch-style hat features alternating bands of eyelets and 3 x 3 cable. It is knit on needles slightly larger than is typical for the yarn to allow for more drape and wearability.  See the matching Cables 'n Lace Cowl and Cables 'n Lace Mitts for the whole ensemble.

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

Size: 18" circumference x 9.5" high (unstretched)

Materials: 

  • 1 skeins of Crystal Palace Allegro Lace (shown in 3001 "Stone Gray")
  • Crystal Palace Bamboo Needles:  16" circulars in US sizes 3 & 5 and 8" double-points in US size 5 (or size needed for gauge)
  • Cable needle
  • Stitch marker (to mark beg of rnd)
  • Tapestry needle

Gauge:  7.5 sts = 1" over pattern

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 144 sts.  Place stitch marker to mark beg of rnd, if desired.  Join and work k2 x p1 rib for 1.5".   Work the following inc rnd:

 

Inc Rnd:  *(k2, p1) 3 times, k2, kfb; rep from * to end of rnd.  [156 sts]

 

Change to larger needles.

 

Begin Cable-and-Lace 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 form * 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 5 times 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.  143 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. [130 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. [117 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.  [104 sts]

Rnd 8:  k.

Rnd 9 (dec rnd):  *k6, k2tog; rep from * to end of rnd.  [91 sts]

Rnd 10:  k.

Rnd 11 (dec rnd):  *k5, k2tog; rep from * to end of rnd.  [78 sts]

Rnd 12:  k.

Rnd 13 (dec rnd):  *k4, k2tog; rep from * to end of rnd.  [65 sts]

Rnd 14 (dec rnd):  *k3, k2tog; rep from * to end of rnd.  [52 sts]

Rnd 15 (dec rnd):  *k2, k2tog; rep from * to end of rnd.  [39 sts]

Rnd 16 (dec rnd):  *k1, k2tog; rep from * to end of rnd.  [26 sts]

Rnd 17 (dec rnd):  *k2tog; rep from * to end of rnd.  [13 sts]

 

Cut yarn to leave an 8" tail.  Thread yarn needle and draw through rem 13 sts.  Weave in ends.

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