Cabled Beanie or Watch Cap
Designer: Sarah Solomon
Carr features a simple but effective cable pattern, easy to memorize but full of impact in the finished piece. The hat is worked from hem to crown in the round and can be made as either a fitted beanie with a short brim or a watch-cap with a deep rolled brim. Instructions are both written and charted making this pattern ideal for knitters who are new to working cables.
Brim Circumference: 19" / 48.5 cm
Total Length when worn (with watch-cap brim folded): 8 ½" / 21.5 cm
250 yards per 100 g skein
Beanie sample shown in Nightshades color Insomnia
Watch cap sample shown in Daylights color 8:26
Beanie: 1 skein or 160 yards of DK weight yarn
Watch Cap: 1 skein or 200 yards of DK weight yarn
Main Fabric Needle: US 6 [4.00 mm]: 16" circular and dpns or 32" for working magic loop
Ribbing Needle: US 4 [3.5 mm]: 16" circular
Adjust your needle size if necessary to obtain correct gauge.
24 sts and 28 rnds = 4" / 10 cm in cable pattern on Main Fabric Needle, after wet-blocking
Knitting in the round
Chart reading (optional)