Lion Brand Vanna's Tapestry Softly Cabled Hat

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by Lion Brand Design Team

Lion Brand Vanna's Tapestry Softly Cabled Hat

Knit a hat that goes with just about everything!

Project Details

  • Level:beginner
  • Time:2 hours

Project Instructions

  • 1
    Use a gauge of 20 sts + 21 rows (about 4 inch) in pattern with larger needles to knit a hat that measures approximately 17 inch in finished circumference and will stretch to fit a range of sizes. Save time, check your gauge. If the hook or needle listed under supplies does not work, use the size that allows you to obtain the required gauge.
    Download the template for abbreviations not explained elsewhere.
    Special stitches:
    kfb (knit in front and back) = knit next st without removing it from left needle, then k through back of same st – 1 st increased.
    skp = slip 1 as if to knit, knit 1, pass slip stitch over knit stitch – 1 st decreased.
    sk2p = slip 1 as if to knit, knit 2 together, pass slipped stitch over – 2 sts decreased.
  • 2
    With smaller double pointed needles, cast on 84 sts. Divide sts onto 4 needles, with 21 sts on each needle. Place marker for beginning of rnd. Join by working the first st on the left hand needle with the working yarn from the right hand needle and being careful not to twist sts.
    Rnd 1: *K2, p2; rep from * around.
    Rnds 2-6: Rep Rnd 1.
    Change to larger double pointed needles as you work the next rnd.
    Rnds 7-10 (Cable set up Rnds): *K2, p2, k6, p2; rep from * around.
    Rnd 11 (Inc and Cable Rnd): *K2, p2, sl 4 sts to cable needle and hold to front of work, (kfb) twice, then k4 from cable needle, p2; rep from * around – 98 sts at the end of this rnd.
    Rnd 12: *K2, p2, k8, p2; rep from * around,
    Rnds 13-18: Rep Rnd 12.
    Rnd 19 (Cable Rnd): *K2, p2, sl 4 sts to cable needle and hold to front of work, k4, k4 from cable needle, p2; rep from * around.
    Rnds 20-26: Rep Rnd 12.
    Rnd 27 (Cable Rnd): Repeat Rnd. 19.
    Rnd 28-30: Repeat Rnd 12.
  • 3
    Shape Crown (Top of Hat):
    Rnd 31 (Dec): *K2, p2tog, k8, p2tog; rep from * around - 84 sts at the end of this rnd.
    Rnd 32: *K2, p1, k8, p1; rep from * around.
    Rnd 33 (Dec): *P3tog, k8, p1; rep from * around – 70 sts.
    Rnd 34: *P1, k8, p1 rep from * around.
    Rnd 35 (Dec and Cable Rnd): *P1, sl 4 sts to cable needle and hold to front of work, (k2tog) twice, then (k2tog) twice from cable needle, p1; rep from * around – 42 sts.
    Rnds 36 and 37: P1, *k4, p2; rep from * to last 5 sts, k4, p1.
    Rnd 38 (Dec): *K2tog, k3, p1; rep from * around – 35 sts.
    Rnd 39 (Dec and Cable Rnd): *Sl 2 sts to cable needle and hold to front of work, k2tog, k2 from cable needle, p1; rep from * around – 28 sts.
    Rnd 40: *K3, p1; rep from * around.
    Rnd 41 (Dec): *K2, skp; rep from * around – 21 sts.
    Rnd 42: Knit.
    Rnd 43: *SK2P; rep from * around – 7 sts.
    Cut yarn, leaving a long yarn tail. Thread tail through rem sts and pull to gather. Knot securely.
  • 4
    Finishing:
    Weave in ends.

Project Details

  • Level:beginner
  • Time:2 hours

Project Supplies

  • Lion Brand Vanna's Tapestry Yarn Brazil 104808385
  • Lion Brand Knitting Needles Double-Pointed U.S. 9/5.5 mm 5 pc. 104239393
  • Lion Brand Knitting Needles Double-Pointed U.S. 10/6.0 mm 5 pc. 104239313
  • Lion Brand Blunt End Needles Large Eye 6 pc. 104755288
  • Lion Brand Split Ring Stitch Markers 24 pc. 104239331
  • Lion Brand Cable Stitch Needle 2 pc. 104239329
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