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Lace And Cables Hat
Lion Brand® Fishermen's Wool®
Pattern Number: L30189 This hat is knitted in the round with a lace and cable pattern. Perfect for those who like a minimalist, but feminine look.

SKILL LEVEL:  Intermediate (Level 3)
SIZE: One Size
Finished Circumference 18 in. (45.5 cm), will stretch to fit a range of sizes

CORRECTIONS: None

MATERIALS

150-098 Fishermen's Wool Yarn: Natural

Soft cream


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GAUGE:
24 sts = 4 in. (10 cm) in Rib pattern. When you match the gauge in a pattern, your project will be the size specified in the pattern and the materials specified in the pattern will be sufficient. The needle or hook size called for in the pattern is based on what the designer used, but it is not unusual for gauge to vary from person to person. If it takes you fewer stitches and rows to make your swatch, try using a smaller size hook or needles; if more stitches and rows, try a larger size hook or needles. Making a Gauge Swatch
Exact gauges is not imporant to this project.

STITCH EXPLANATION:
2/1 LC (2 over 1 left cross) Slip 2 sts to cable needle and hold in front of work, k1, then k2 from cable needle.

2/1 RC (2 over 1 right cross) Slip 1 st to cable needle and hold in back of work, k2, then k1 from cable needle.

3/3 LC (3 over 3 left cross)Slip 3 sts to cable needle and hold in front of work, k3, then k3 from cable needle.



sk2p (slip-k2tog-pass slipped st over) A double decrease worked as follows: 1.

Insert right needle as if to knit, and slip the next st from the left needle to the right needle.

2.

Knit the next 2 sts together.3.

With tip of left needle, lift the slipped st (the 2nd st on right needle) up and over the k2tog (first st on right needle) and off the needle - you have decreased 2 sts.



ssk (slip, slip, knit) Slip the next 2 sts as if to knit, one at a time, to right needle; insert left needle into fronts of these sts and knit them tog - 1 st decreased.



yo (yarn over) Important Note: Do not use an existing st to make a yo (yarn over).

An increase that also creates a small decorative hole (eyelet) in the fabric, worked as follows: 1.

Bring yarn to front, between the needles.

2.

Take yarn to back, over the right needle.

This creates the new st.

You are now ready to proceed with the next st as instructed.



PATTERN STITCHES Rib pattern (multiple of 13 sts) Rnd 1: *K3, (p2, k2) twice, p2; rep from * to end of rnd.

Rep Rnd 1 for Rib pattern.



Lace and Cable Pattern (multiple of 13 sts) Rnd 1: *Yo, sk2p, yo, p2, 3/3 LC, p2; rep from * to end of rnd.

Rnd 2, 4, and 6: *K3, p2, k6, p2; rep from * to end of rnd.

Rnd 3: *K1, yo, ssk, p2, k6, p2; rep from * to end of rnd.

Rnd 5: *K3, p2, k6, p2; rep from * to end of rnd.

Rep Rnds 1-6 for Lace and Cable pattern.

NOTES:
1.

Hat is worked from lower edge up to crown (top of Hat).

2.

Hat is worked in the rnd with double pointed needles.

If desired, you can use a 16 in.

(40.5 cm) circular needle to cast on and work to the crown shaping, then change to double pointed needles.

3.

Lace and Cable pattern can be worked following the written instructions above or by following the chart.

Follow each rnd from right to left when working from the chart.


INSTRUCTIONS



HAT Cast on 117 sts.

Divide sts onto 3 needles, placing 39 sts on each needle.

Place marker for beg of rnd.

Join by working the first st on left hand needle with the working yarn from the right hand needle and being careful not to twist sts.

Work in Rib pattern for 7 rnds.

Beg Lace and Cable Pattern Set-Up Rnd: *K3, p2, 2/1 LC, 2/1 RC, p2; rep from * to end of rnd.

Rep Rnds 1-6 of Lace and Cable pattern until piece measures about 6 1/2 in.

(16.5 cm) from beg, end with Rnd 4 of Lace and Cable pattern.

Note: End with Rnd 4 of Lace and Cable pattern means that the last rnd you work should be a Rnd 4.

Shape Crown Next (Decrease) Rnd: *K1, k2tog, p2, k2, k2tog, k2, p2; rep from * to end of rnd - 99 sts at the end of this rnd.

Next Rnd: *K2, p2, k5, p2; rep from * to end of rnd.

Next Rnd: *K2tog, p2, sl 2 sts to cable needle and hold in front of work, k2tog, k1, then k2 from cable needle, p2; rep from * to end of rnd - 81 sts at the end of this rnd.

Next Rnd: *K1, p2, k4, p2; rep from * to end of rnd.

Next Rnd: *P2tog, p1, k2, k2tog, p2; rep from * to end of rnd - 63 sts at the end of this rnd.

Next Rnd: *P2, k3, p2; rep from * to end of rnd.

Next Rnd: *P2tog, k1, k2tog, p2; rep from * to end of rnd - 45 sts at the end of this rnd.

Next Rnd: *P1, k2, p2; rep from * to end of rnd.

Next Rnd: *P1, k2tog, p2tog; rep from * to end of rnd - 27 sts at the end of this rnd.

Next Rnd: (K2tog) 13 times, k1 - 14 sts at the end of this rnd.

Next Rnd: (K2tog) around - 7 sts at the end of this rnd.Cut yarn, leaving a long tail.

Thread tail through remaining sts and pull to gather.

Knot securely.



FINISHING Weave in ends.

ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
beg = begin(s)(ning)
k = knit
k2tog = knit 2 together
p = purl
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
rnd(s) = round(s)
sl = slip
st(s) = stitch(es)


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