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Easy cable-knit hat

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Easy cable-knit hat

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One-size women's hat with ribbed band is worked in cables throughout. Standard abbreviations are used. Recommended for knitters with some experience.

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You need:
• 2 balls (50 g) Patons Rumor 84 per cent acrylic/15 per cent alpaca/1 per cent polyester yarn (from top to bottom, shown in: 69530 Duberry Heather, 69525 Fern Heather and 69012 Hawthorn Heather)
• One pair of 5.5 mm needles
• One pair of 6 mm needles OR whichever needles you require to produce the tension given below
• Cable needle
• Tapestry needle

Tension:
13 sts and 18 rows = 10 cm (4 ins) in stocking stitch using larger needles. Work to exact tension with specified yarn to obtain satisfactory results. TO SAVE TIME, TAKE TIME TO CHECK TENSION.

To make:
Special stitches
C6B = Slip next 3 sts onto cable needle (cn) and leave at back of work, k3, then k3 from cn.
C6F = Slip next 3 sts onto cable needle (cn) and leave at front of work, k3, then k3 from cn.

With smaller needles, cast on 69 sts.
Row 1 (right side): K1, [p1, k1] to end of row.
Row 2: P1, [k1, p1] to end of row.
Row 3: As given for Row 1.
Row 4: P1, *M1, [k1, p1] twice, rep from * to end of row, ending with right side facing for next row. 86 sts now on needle.

Change to larger needles and proceed as follows:
**Row 1: Knit.
Row 2: Purl.
Row 3: K1, [C6B, k6] to last st, k1.
Row 4: Purl.
Row 5: Knit.
Row 6: Purl.
Row 7: K1, [k6, C6F] to last st, k1.
Row 8: Purl.**
These 8 rows form cable pat.

Rep from ** to ** twice more, then work rows 1 through 4 of cable pat, ending with right side facing for next row.

To shape crown:
Row 1: K1, [k2tog, k4] to last st, k1. 72 sts now on needle.
Row 2 and foll alt rows: Purl.
Row 3: K1, [k2tog, k2, C6F] to last st, k1. 65 sts now on needle.
Row 5: K1, [k5, k2tog] to last st, k1. 56 sts now on needle.
Row 7: K1, [k4, k2tog] to last st, k1. 47 sts now on needle.
Row 9: K1, [k3, k2tog] to last st, k1. 38 sts now on needle.
Row 10: P2tog to end of row. 19 sts now on needle.
Break yarn, leaving 30.5 cm/12 ins end; with tapestry needle, thread end through rem sts, draw up tightly and fasten securely. Sew centre-back seam

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