Hat circumference is 22". One size fits most women.
Stitch Nation by Debbie Stoller™ "Alpaca Love™" 2 balls 3520 Peacock Feather.
Circular Knitting Needles: 5 mm [US 8] 16".
Knitting Needles: 5 mm [US 8] straight.
1 Set Double-Pointed Needles: 5 mm [US 8].
Cable needle, stitch markers, yarn needle, sewing thread and needle, 2 buttons 1" diameter, empty whipped topping container or other round piece of plastic for brim.
GAUGE: 18 sts = 4";24 rows = 4" in pattern stitch. CHECK YOUR GAUGE. Use any size needles to obtain the gauge.
4/4 LPC: Slip next 4 sts to cable needle and hold to front, k4, k4 from cable needle.
Hat is worked in the round. As stitches are decreased and no longer fit on circular needles, divide them among 3 double pointed needles to complete.
Cable Pattern Stitch (multiple of 12 sts)
Rds 1-7: * K8, p4; repeat from * around.
Rnd 8: * 4/4 LPC, p4; repeat from * around.
Rnds 9 and10: * K8, p4; repeat from * around.
Repeat Rnds 1 - 10 for stitch pattern.
With circular needles, cast on 96 sts. PM for beginning of round and join, being careful not to twist sts.
Rnd 1: * K1, p1; repeat from * around.
Repeat Rnd 1 twice more.
Next Rnd: Begin Cable Stitch Pattern. Work until hat measures 7" from beginning.
Rnd 1 (dec): * [K2 tog] 4 times, [p2tog] 2 times; repeat from * around–48 sts.
Rnds 2 and 3: * K4, p2; repeat from * around.
Rnd 4 (dec): * [K2tog] 2 times, p2 tog; repeat from * around–24 sts.
Rnd 5: * K2, p1; repeat from * around.
Rnd 6: * K2tog, p1: repeat from * around–16 sts.
Cut yarn leaving long tail. Thread yarn through remaining sts to secure. Weave in yarn ends.
With knitting needles, cast on 40 sts. Begin with a right side row, work in St st and work short-row shaping as follows:
Row 1: Knit 25, turn.
Row 2: Slip 1, p12; turn.
Row 3: Slip 1, k15; turn.
Row 4: Slip 1, p18; turn.
Continue to work in this manner, working 3 more sts at center each time until all 40 sts have been worked. Work 6 rows even in St st. Bind off 2 sts at beg of next 10 rows–20 sts. Bind off 3 sts at the beg of next 4 rows–8 sts. Bind off.
With knitting needles, cast on 7 sts.
Row 1: K1, *p1, k1; repeat from * across.
Row 2: P1, *k1, p1; repeat from * across.
Repeat Rows 1 and 2 until strap measures 8". Bind off in pattern. Weave in ends.
Fold brim in half with knit side to the outside. Cut plastic to the shape of the brim. Slip plastic inside brim and sew edges together. Sew brim to center front of cap. Pin strap above brim as shown and sew to cap while sewing on buttons. Weave in ends.
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(4 Medium) Stitch Nation by Debbie Stoller™ "Alpaca Love™", Art.T102 available in solid color 132 yd (121 m) 3 oz (85 g) balls.
ABBREVIATIONS: dec = decrease; k = knit; mm = millimeters; p = purl; pm = place marker; rnd = round; st(s) = stitch(es); tog = together; [ ] = work directions in brackets the number of times specified; * or ** = repeat whatever follows the * or ** as indicated.