Knitting for women Hyslop hat

Hyslop hat

Hyslop hat



CABLED HATS never go out of style, and this chic example for women by Lisa Richardson is sure to make a gift that will be gratefully received! The wide cables themselves add interest without making the hat too bulky. Made using Rowan’s super-chunky Alpaca Chunky yarn and 10mm knitting needles, the hat will knit up quickly, and shouldn’t be too challenging even for beginner knitters with some experience. The yarn itself is amazingly soft, and light yet warm, and comes in six neutral shades from cream to dark grey.

SIZE: To fit an average size adult head

YARN: Rowan Alpaca Chunky (Super-chunky weight; 98% alpaca, 2% polyamide; 70m/77yds per 100g ball)

Heron (078); 2 x 100g balls

NEEDLES & ACCESSORIES

1 pair 9mm (UK 00/US 13) knitting needles

1 pair 10mm (UK 000/US 15) knitting needles

Cable needle (cn)

TENSION

14 sts and 131/2 rows to 10cm over patt on 10mm needles

SPECIAL ABBREVIATIONS

C4B: Slip next 2 sts onto cn and leave at back of work, K2, then K2 from cn.

C4F: Slip next 2 sts onto cn and leave at front of work, K2, then K2 from cn.

C6B: Slip next 3 sts onto cn and leave at back of work, K3, then K3 from cn.

C6F: Slip next 3 sts onto cn and leave at front of work, K3, then K3 from cn.

C8B: Slip next 4 sts onto cn and leave at back of work, K4, then K4 from cn.

C8F: Slip next 4 sts onto cn and leave at front of work, K4, then K4 from cn.

HAT

Using 9mm needles cast on 55 sts.

Row 1 (RS): P2, *K3, P3; rep from * to last 5 sts, K3,P2.

Row 2: K2, *P3, K3; rep from * to last 5 sts, P3, K2. These 2 rows form rib. Work in rib for a further 2 rows, ending with RS facing for next row.

Row5 (RS): Rib2, M1, (rib3, M1) 17 times, rib 2.73 sts.

Change to 10mm needles.

Row 6: K1, *P8, K4; rep from * to end.

Now work in patt as foils:

Row 1 (RS): *P4, K8; rep from * to last st, P1.

Row 2: K1, *P8, K4; rep from * to end.

Row 3: *P4, C8F, P4, C8B; rep from * to last st, P1.

Row 4: As Row 2.

Rows 5 to 10: As Rows 1 and 2,3 times.

Rows 11 and 12: As Rows 3 and 4.

Rows 13 and 14: As Rows 1 and 2.

Row 15: *P1, P2tog, P1, K8; rep from * to last st, P1. 67 sts.

Row 16: K1, *P8, K3; rep from * to end.

Row 17: *P3, slip next 4 sts onto cn and leave at front of work, K2, K2tog, then K2tog, K2 from cn, P3, slip next 4 sts onto cn and leave at back of work, K2, K2tog, then K2tog, K2 from cn; rep from * to last st, P1. 55 sts.

Row 18: K1, *P6, K3; rep from * to end.

Row 19: *P3, K6; rep from * to last st, P1.

Rows 20 and 21: As Rows 18 and 19.

Row 22: As Row 18.

Row 23: *P3, C6F, P3, C6B; rep from * to last st, P1.

Rows 24 and 25: As Rows 18 and 19.

Row 26: As Row 18.

Row 27: *P1, P2tog, C6F, P1, P2tog, C6B, rep from * to last st, P1. 49 sts.

Row 28: K1, *P6, K2; rep from * to end.

Row 29: *P2, slip next 3 sts onto cn and leave at front of work, K1, K2tog, then K2tog, K1 from cn, P2, slip next 3 sts onto cn and leave at back of work, K1, K2tog, then K2tog, K1 from cn; rep from * to last st, P1. 37 sts.

Row 30: K1, *P4, K2; rep from * to end.

Row 31: *P2, K4; rep from * to last st, P1.

Row 32: As Row 30.

Row 33: *P2, C4F, P2, C4B; rep from * to last st, P1.

Row 34: As Row 30.

Row 35: *P2tog, K4; rep from * to last st, P1. 31sts.

Row 36: K1, *P4, K1; rep from * to end.

Row 37: *P1, slip next 2 sts onto cn and leave at front of work, K2tog, then K2tog from cn, P1, slip next 2 sts onto cn and leave at back of work, K2tog, then K2tog from cn; rep from * to last st, P1. 19 sts.

Row 38: K1, *P2, K1; rep from * to end. Break yarn and thread through rem 19 sts. Pull up tight and fasten off securely.

MAKING UP

Join back seam. Do not press. Wet-block if desired, following any yarn care instructions on the ball band.