Monday, January 4, 2010

Slightly Slouchy Cabled Hat

I'm still indecisive as to whether I like straight or curly hair when wearing slouchy hats...

** ATTENTION: there is an issue after row 7 on this pattern **
I still have to figure out what I did differently. I will post an update when I figure it out. I'm very sorry for the inconvenience >.<

About the Slight Slouchy Cabled Hat:

I tried to make this a slouchy hat, but it didn't quite turn out as slouchy as I anticipated. Nevertheless, I would still wear it! The combination of the yarn I used and the fact that I am a tight knitter resulted in a slightly stiffer feel to the hat. I wish I had used a softer yarn. Perhaps a size 11 needle would have been more appropriate for rows 12 until the decrease. I am still learning!

Materials I used:
- BERNAT softee Chunky yarn (color: grey heather); less than 180 yards
- US size 10 circular needles 16''

The Slightly Slouchy Cabled Hat pattern:
Using US 10 circular needles, cast on 60 stitches

row 1-6: *K2,P2*
row 7: *KFB, P2*
row 8-10: *K4, P2*
row 11: *C4B, P2*

row 12-15: *K4, P2*
row 16: *C4B, P2*

Repeat rows 12-16 an additional 4 times

Then start decreasing:
row 1: *K1, K2tog, K1, P2*
row 2: *K2tog, K1, P2*
row 3: *K2, P2tog*
row 4: *K2, P1*
row 5: *C2B, P1*
row 6-7: *K2, P1*
row 8: *K2tog*

Draw yarn through remaining stitches, remove the circular needles and pull tight.
( You may feel more comfortable using DPNs toward the last few rows because it gets tight)

Knot it up and weave in any loose ends. All done!

Abbreviations used in this pattern:
C4B= slip next 2 sts onto cable needle and hold at back of work, knit next 2 sts from left-hand needle, then knit sts from cable needle
C2B= slip next stitch onto cable needle and hold at back of work, knit next stitch from left-hand needle, then knit stitch from cable needle.