Free Knitting Pattern from Lion Brand Yarn, formatted for input to refreshable Braille displays or Braille software
Braided Cable Hat
Lion Brand® Unique
Pattern Number: L32331 Using the self-striping yarn Unique helps create the color-gradient look in this slouchy hat. Top it off with a pom pom and have a great hat to wear on your next ski trip.

SKILL LEVEL:  Easy + (Level 3)
SIZE: One Size
Finished Circumference About 19 in. (48 cm), will stretch to fit a range of sizes.

CORRECTIONS: None

MATERIALS

755-207 Unique Yarn: Jewel

Terracotta, olive green, dark brown, medium brown, medium blue, purple, magenta


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Lion Brand Cable Needles (Set of 2)
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Lion Brand Split Ring Stitch Markers
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Pom pom Maker
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GAUGE:
15 sts + 20 rnds = about 4 in. (10 cm) over Rnds 1-4 of Hat. 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:
4/4 LC (4 over 4 left cross) Slip 4 sts to cable needle and hold in front, k4, then k4 from cable needle.

4/4 RC (4 over 4 right cross)Slip 4 sts to cable needle and hold in back, k4, then k4 from cable needle.



PATTERN STITCH Braided Cable (worked over 20 sts) Row 1 (RS): P4, k12, p4.

Row 2 and all WS rows: K4, p12, k4.

Row 3: P4, k4, 4/4 LC, p4.

Row 5: P4, k12, p4.

Row 7: P4, 4/4 RC, k4, p4.

Row 8: K4, p12, k4.

Rep Rows 1-8 for Braided Cable.

NOTES:
1.

Cable edge of Hat is worked back and forth in rows in a strip.

Ends are seamed, then sts are picked up along one long edge and Hat is worked in the round on double pointed needles.

2.

When you see '- 12 sts' in the instructions, this lets you know how many sts you will have at the end of that specific row.


INSTRUCTIONS



HAT Cable Strip Note: Work Cable back and forth in rows on 2 double pointed needles.

Cast on 20 sts.

Beg with Row 1, work in Braided Cable until piece measures about 19 in.

(48 cm) from beg, end with Row 2 or 6.

Bind off.

Seam short ends together to form a ring.

Body of Hat From RS, beg at seam, pick up and k 52 sts evenly spaced around one long edge.

Divide sts as evenly onto 4 double pointed needles, with 13 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.

Rnd 1: (K2, p2) around.

Rnd 2: (K1, p2, k1) around.

Rnd 3: (P2, k2) around.

Rnd 4: (P1, k2, p1) around.

Rep Rnds 1-4 until piece measures about 8 in.

(20.5 cm) from beg.

Shape Crown (Top of Hat) Rnd 1: (K11, k2tog) 4 times - 48 sts.

Rnd 2: Knit.

Rnd 3: (P6, p2tog) 6 times - 42 sts.

Rnd 4: Purl.

Rnd 5: (K5, k2tog) 6 times - 36 sts.

Rnd 6: Knit.

Rnd 7: (P4, p2tog) 6 times - 30 sts.

Rnd 8: Purl.

Rnd 9: (K3, k2tog) 6 times - 24 sts.

Rnd 10: Knit.

Rnd 11: (P2, p2tog) 6 times - 18 sts.

Rnd 12: Purl.

Rnd 13: (P2tog) around - 9 sts rem.

Cut yarn, leaving a long yarn tail.

Thread yarn tail through rem sts and pull to gather.

Knot securely.



FINISHING Following package directions, make a large pom-pom.

Tie pom-pom to top of Hat.

Weave in ends.

ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
beg = begin(s)(ning)
ch(s) = chain(s)
ch-space = space previously made
dc = double crochet
rnd(s) = round(s)
RS = right side
sc = single crochet
sl st = slip stitch
sp(s) = space(s)
beg = begin(s)(ning)
inc = increas(e)(s)(ing)
k = knit
k2tog = knit 2 together
k3tog = knit 3 together
p = purl
rem = remain(s)(ing)
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
rnd(s) = round(s)
sl = slip
St st = Stockinette stitch
st(s) = stitch(es)
tog = together
beg = begin(s)(ning)
k = knit
k2tog = knit 2 together
p = purl
p2tog = purl 2 together
rem = remain(s)(ing)
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
rnd(s) = round(s)
RS = right side
St st = Stockinette stitch
st(s) = stitch(es)
tog = together
WS = wrong side


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