Horseshoe Slouchy Cable Hat
"Horseshoe cables combine with garter stitch to create a textured, slouchy hat. Skills Used Basic knitting skills: cast on, knit, purl Knitting in the round and small circumference knitting in the round using circular needles and magic loop or DPNs Cables (C4B and C4F with written instructions in the pattern) Decreasing (k2tog, p2tog)."
Knitting Needle Size10 or 6 mm, 10.5 or 6.5 mm
Yarn Weight(5) Bulky/Chunky (12-15 stitches for 4 inches)
Gauge16 stitches, 24 rows, 4 inches. 16 sts x 24 rows in pattern = 4 (10 cm) with larger needles in pattern, flat but unblocked. For best fit, always check your gauge. For this pattern, it is most important to get stitch gauge. Row gauge is not critical for this pattern.
- Schachenmayr select Scarlett (33% wool/22% acrylic/21% polyester/14% polyamide/10% alpaca, 1.75 oz/50 g, 131 yd/120 m) 2 skeins in 05025 Secret, or approximately 255 yd (233 m) in any bulky weight yarn.
- US Size 10.5/6.5 mm 40 (100 cm) knitting needles (or set of DPNs, for small circumference knitting in the round), or any size needed to obtain gauge.
- US Size 10/6 mm circular knitting needles for ribbing, or any size needed to obtain gauge.
- Stitch marker.
- Cable needle.
- Yarn needle.