Introducing The Trafalgar Hat. This uber-squishable beanie uses a mock open cable design to create amazing texture that is actually quite simple to knit--no cable needle required! Over the years, I’ve knit this hat in so many colours I’ve lost count--it’s a wardrobe staple.
What makes this hat one of my all-time favourites? The yarn; a single skein of buttery-soft baby alpaca for softness and drape—choose a colour that speaks to your heart. The pattern; an effortless take on classic cables—relax into the rhythm of the needles. The result; a squishable, squeezeable, easy-to wear hat you'll reach for again and again.
THE KNITTY GRITTY
10” (25 cm) high x 14” (35 cm) circumference (un-stretched); fits average adult female.
Juniper Moon Farm Herriot (100% Baby Alpaca; 219 yards 200 meters / 100 grams): 1 skein in desired colour.
NEEDLES (adjust if necessary to obtain correct gauge)
One 16” (40 cm) circular needle size US 5 (3.75 mm).
One set of four double-pointed needles size US 5 (3.75 mm).
36 stitches & 32 rounds = 4” (10 cm) in Cable Pattern (un-stretched).
THE FINE PRINT
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