Lettuce Cabled Hat
in Chunky Mochi
Designed by Laura Andersson for Crystal Palace Yarns
Level: Advanced Beginner-Intermediate
Introduction: I wanted a hat
with a complex and interesting design and a great overall look, but not a
design that would make me feel bonkers knitting it. This is a LOT of fun to
knit, and would be great in any colors you like.
Abbreviations: CO: cast on; dec: decrease; K: knit; K2tog: knit 2 sts together; P: purl; rem: remain(ing); rep: repeat; st(s): stitch(es); St st: stockinette st, knit every round; rnd: round; PM, place marker. Other abbreviations used are defined in the chart and text below.
Needles: 16" circ #10.5 US (6.5 mm)
or needles required for gauge and DPN set #10 US.
Gauge: 3.25 st/.in (13 st/10 cm) over cabled pattern.
Yarn: 2 balls Crystal Palace Chunky Mochi
Size: Woman's S-M, ~18.5 in head circumference; (M-L, ~21-22 in head circumference)
Cast-On: With #10.5 short
circ, cast on 60 (75) st, using the knitted cast on.
Join, being careful not to twist, and place marker. P 1 row.
(Cast on shown here is the knitted cast on, worked loosely.)
Knit 1 round. Turn. Place marker to indicate the "front".
Set up round: K 12, P3, PM; repeat around.
Follow Chart below, working rnds 1-8.
Repeat these 8 rounds a total of 4 times.
Note that the chart is written out in words for your convenience below.
Begin construction of hat crown, starting with 60 (75) sts
Dec rnd 1:
Size S-M = (K2tog) x6, P3; K12, P3, (K2tog) x6, P3; K12, P3, end (K2tog) x6, P3.
Size M-L = [(K2tog) x 6, P3; K12, P3] around
Plain round: K or P as presented.
Dec rnd 2:
Size S-M = K6, P3; (K2tog) x6, P3; K6, P3; (K2tog) x 6, P3; K6, P3.
Size M-L = [K6, P3; (K2tog) x 6, P3] around
Plain round: K or P as presented
Work 3 rnds in pattern as below.
Pattern rnd 1:
*[YO, K2, (Sl-1, K1, Psso), K2, P3], around
Pattern rnd 2: *[K1, YO, K2, (Sl-1, K1, Psso) K1, P3] around.
Pattern rnd 3: *[K2, YO, K2 (Sl-1,K1, Psso) P3] around
Switch to #10 dpns
(the smaller size makes the crown look neater without affecting fit)
Dec rnd 3: *[(K2tog) x 3, P3] around
Dec rnd 5: *[(K2tog) x 2, P2) around.
Dec rnd 6: *(K2tog, P2) around
Dec rnd 7: *(K2tog) around
Cut yarn, leaving an ~8 in end. Using a crochet hook, pull end through each st, one at a time, and drop off needle.
Pull snugly and bring end to inside. Finish starting end, bringing to inside.
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