Knits Gifts 2018: Lassen Peak Hat

I’m forever a sucker for hats and cables so Sloane Rosenthal’s Lassen Peak Hat from Interweave Knits Gifts 2018 is quite possibly my favorite project from this issue.

Its dramatic cables create a bold chevron-inspired pattern that radiates out from central spines. The design is beautifully balanced thanks to the adorable oversized pom-pom and the stockinette at the top of the hat.

The Lassen Peak Hat is a quintessential gifts project because it’s a super-fast knit that doesn’t take too much yarn and is a blast to knit. And it’s super versatile, allowing you to knit a beanie or a slouched version.

The yarn, Queensland Collection Kathmandu Aran 100, is warm, light-weight, tweedy-goodness you’ll love working with without breaking the bank.

Wear it in the fall while you clean up (jump in) leaves or while working on this year’s masterpiece snowman this winter! Or make a matching set: one for you and the other for a friend or loved one.

If you need any pom-pom guidance, check out this helpful article by Hannah Baker, one of the editors of this issue!

Make sure to check out the other hats in this issue (you can thank us later)!

Pattern Details

DESIGNER Sloane Rosenthal


FINISHED SIZE 19¼ (23)” circumference and 8¼” tall for a beanie or 9¾” tall for a slouch. Hat shown is a slouch that measures 19¼”.

YARN Queensland Collection Kathmandu Aran 100 (85% wool, 10% silk, 5% cashmere; 208 yd [190 m]/3½ oz [100 g]): #18 seaweed, 2 skeins. Yarn distributed by Knitting Fever.

NEEDLES Size 5 (3.75 mm): 16″ circular (cir). Size 7 (4.5 mm): 16″ cir and set of double-pointed (dpn). Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.

NOTIONS Markers (m); cable needle (cn); tapestry needle.

GAUGE 25 sts and 32 rnds = 4″ in cable patt on larger needle.

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