Thursday, November 29, 2007

The Cabled Beanie.

The Cabled beanie...what Matteo likes to call his "spy hat"




It's so simple. I have used Patons Classic Merino ( you can get 2 hats from I ball) but it would look great in a cashmere...tweed...whatever!
My guage is 20 sts and 28 rows in 4 inches. Using US#6 needles. (I used US#3 needles for the ribbing)
C8B: Slip next 4 sts to cable needle (or spare double-point needle) and hold to back of work; k4, k4 from cable needle. (this would be a great project to learn how to cable without a cable needle!)

Using smaller needles, cast on 108 sts. (use whatever cast on you like...the tubular works nicely)
work 1x1 ribbing for 1 inch. Change to larger needles and knit the set up row.


Set up row:
(K8, P1) 12 times.
repeat set up row 3 more times.


pattern:
row 1: (k8, p1, C8B, p1) 6 times.

row 2-8: (k8, p1) 12 times.
repeat rows 1-8 until you have 6 inches from the cast on row (approximately 5 cabled rows are completed)

decreases:
row 1: (ssk, k4, k2tog, p1, keep next 8 sts in cable pattern, p1) repeat around. 12 sts decreased.

row 2 and 3: (k6, p1, keep next 8 sts in cable pattern, p1) repeat around.

row 4: (ssk, k2, k2tog, p1 keep next 8 sts in cable pattern, p1) repeat around. 12sts decreased

row 5 and 6: (k4, p1, keep next 8 sts in cable pattern, p1) repeat around.

row 7: (ssk, ktog, p1, keep next 8 sts in cable pattern, p1) repeat around. 12 sts decreased

row 8 and 9: (k2, p1, keep next 8 sts in cable pattern, p1) repeat around.

row 10: (k2, p2tog, k6 (now a 6 st cable), p2tog) repeat around.

row 11 and 12: (k2, p1, keep next 6 sts in cable, p1) repeat around.

row 13: (k2, p2tog, k4 (now a 4 sts cable), p2tog) repeat around.

row 14 and 15: (k2, p1, keep next 4 sts cable, p1) repeat around.

row 16: (k2tog, p1, ssk, ktog, p1) repeat around.

row 17: (k1, p1, k2tog, p1) repeat around.

row 18: k2tog around.
Break yarn and thread through remaining sts. Pull tight to close the top and sew in ends. Voila!
A couple of days...and you have a couple of spy hats!

Go up a needle size and increase the length for an adult size or use an aran or worsted weight yarn.Get knitting some hats!


12 comments:

materfamilias said...

Thanks so much for this -- I've got a leftover single ball of cashmere 4ply that would make a gorgeous hat!

Dorothy said...

Very cute! Both hat and model. What little boy wouldn't want a spy hat. I have some pretty yarns that may turn into some too.

jenbrenneman said...

I totally get why they think they are spy hats! They look great and they do look like spys. I hope they don't use their new occupation to find christmas gifts.

E to the M said...

I love it!

Anonymous said...

Great hats. I love the finger gun.

Marie said...

CUTE PICTURES!!! VERY CUTE boys!! Aaaaah enjoy these years as mine are teenagers and the attitude just keeps on coming. Thanks for the pattern.

Nora said...

Cool - thank you.

Nora

Anonymous said...

Nice spy hats!! Did he write on his shirt???
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Lucette said...

Your little spies are dashing. The hats are not too shabby either.

Wishful Knitting said...

They are just precious! I am sure they were fun for Christmas! Oh, and the hats (like all your knitted items) are nice too : )

Kylie said...

Thankyou for the free pattern - I whipped one up in about two days and am in love with it - in love with cables this year!

Anonymous said...

Is this knit with circular needles?