knit.wear Fall/Winter 2018: Twinings Hat
Simple hats are my thing. I tend not to follow patterns to knit hats—I just pick a yarn that I like and wing it. The final product is usually a slouchy thing that starts with ribbing at the bottom, changes to stockinette stitch, and has basic decreases and a pom-pom on top. But lately I’ve been drawn to cabled hat. They look so warm and so classic. I’m not the best cable-knitter out there, so I haven’t found a pattern with cables that doesn’t intimidate me. That is, until I looked through knit.wear Fall/Winter 2018 and found the Twinings Hat by Jennifer Dassau.
Starting with a tubular cast-on worked flat, the Twinings Hat is then joined in the round and worked to the top, using with a 1×1 rib and then shifting into a cable pattern. The cables are relatively easy, even for someone who doesn’t knit a lot of cables, like me. The chart is straightforward to follow and one only needs to make the cable stitch once every six rows (repeated across the round, of course). I think this small accessory project will be a perfect way for me to build on my cable skills, and it will be nice and quick.
Stay tuned for a finished object!
DESIGNER Jennifer Dassau
FINISHED SIZE 18¾ (20¼)” circumference and 8″ tall. Hat shown measures 18¾”.
YARN Rowan Felted Tweed (50% wool, 25% alpaca, 25% viscose; 191 yd [175 m]/ 1¾ oz [50 g]): #181 mineral, 1 skein. Yarn distributed by Sirdar USA.
NEEDLES Sizes 4 (3.5 mm) and 6 (4 mm): 16″ circular (cir). Size 6 (4 mm): set of double-pointed (dpn). Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.
NOTIONS Marker (m); cable needle (cn); waste yarn for tubular CO; tapestry needle.
GAUGE 25 sts and 33 rnds = 4″ in cable patt on larger needle.