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Cuddles DK

Cabled Knotted Baby Hat

Designed by Cathy Campbell

Description:  This baby hat features a braided and 4-stitch cable design with squared top done in 3-needle bind-off.  It is finished off with I-cord knots at each corner.  It is knit in the round and uses less than a ball of Cuddles DK.

Level:  Easy/Intermediate (cables, working in the round, 3-needle BO)

Size:  14 (15½)" circumference


  • 1 ball of Crystal Palace Cuddles DK (shown in 127 "lilac petals")
  • Crystal Palace Bamboo 8" double-pointed needles in US 6 (7), or size needed for gauge.
  • Cable needle
  • Tapestry needle

Gauge:  5½ sts (5 sts) =1" over St st

Abbreviations:  BO- bind off; C4L- cable 4 left (sl 2 sts onto cable needle and hold in front of work, k2, k2 from cable needle); C6L- cable 6 left  (sl 3 sts onto cable needle and hold in front of work, k3, k3 from cable needle); C6R- (sl 3 sts onto cable needle and hold in back of work, k3, k3 from cable needle); CO- cast on; k- knit; m1- make one (pull up band of yarn on row below between st just worked and next st and sl onto working needle, knit into back of this st to make a new st); p- purl; rem- remaining; rnd- round; sl- slip; st(s)- stitches; tog- together



CO 80 sts over 4 dpn's in appropriate size for desired circumference.  Join and knit 10 rnds.


Inc rnd:  (K8, m1) around.  [90 sts]


Begin Cable Pattern:

Rnd 1-3:  (K10, p2, k4, p2, k9, p2, k4, p2, k10) 2 times.

Rnd 4:  (K10, p2, C4L, p2, C6R, k3, p2, C4L, p2, k10) 2 times.

Rnds 5-7:  As Rnds 1-3.

Rnd 8:  (K10, p2,C4L, p2, k3, C6L, p2, C4L, p2, k10) 2 times.


Repeat these 8 rnds until piece measures ~5 (5½)" from beg of Cable Pattern, ending with a Rnd 7 (3) of pattern and ending 4 sts before end of rnd.  Slip last 4 sts and 1st 4 sts onto scrap yarn and hold aside. 


Begin 3-Needle Bind-Off

Slip stitches so they are on 2 needles rather than 4 (1 needle in the front and 1 in the back). 

Insert working needle into 1st st in front then into 1st st in back and k tog.

*Insert working needle into next st in front, then into next st in back and k tog.  Sl 1st st on working needle over 2nd st on working needle.  (1 st bound off), rep from * until there are 4 sts left on each of the front and back needles.  Sl last st on working needle over next st on front needle.  [8 sts rem in corner].


Begin I-Cord Knot:

Sl all 8 sts onto 1 dpn. 

*Knit across 8 sts, do not turn; rep from * until cord measures 4".  Cut end, leaving 8" tail, and thread tapestry needle through rem sts.  Pull tight and secure end on inside of cord.


Sl the 8 sts on the scrap yarn onto a dpn and work 2nd I-cord as for 1st.  Weave in all ends.  Tie I-cords in knots to finish off the hat.


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January 2013

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