Crystal Palace Yarns
free knit hat pattern - uses one ball of Iceland

Cable Banded Hat
Iceland - 100% extra soft wool

Designed by Gail Tanquary

Crystal Palace Iceland, 100% Super Soft Wool 1- 100gr ball.
Color #1015 'ivory' shown
Crystal Palace Bamboo 16" Circular & Double Point Needles size 11 or size to obtain correct gauge
Crystal Palace Bamboo Crochet Hook size K
Stitch Marker

Note: The cable band is knitted first, using two of the double point needles

Provisional Cast-On: Using K crochet hook and contrasting color bulky yarn, ch 16. Fasten off. Cast on by picking up and knitting one st in bump on back of each chain.
The last st on every row is slipped with yarn in front (wyif)

Using provisional cast-on, cast on 12 sts.
1 (wrong side): K4, P4, K3, sl last st wyif.
2: K, sl last st wyif
3: Repeat 1
4: K4, cable on next 4 sts, K3, sl 1.
5: Repeat 1
6: Repeat 2
Repeat the last 6 rows until 48 garter ridges are formed on the right side.
End by working row 2.
Remove chain from provisional cast on. Place these sts on double point needle.
Fold band in half, right sides together, and work 3-needle bind off to join.
Pick up and knit 1 stitch in the back loop of each slipped st along one edge of hat (49 sts). Place marker.

Knit in the round until piece measures 6.5 inches from bottom edge of hat. Begin decreasing:
1: *K5, K2 tog* all around
2: *K4, K2 tog* all around
3: *K3, K2 tog* all around
4: *K2, K2 tog* all around
5: *K1, K2 tog* all around
6:  K2 tog all around.

Cut yarn leaving a 10" tail. Draw thru open loops and pull up firmly.
Fasten off.

Designed and Knit by Gail Tanquary for Crystal Palace Yarns
Visit Gail's shop,
Alameda Yarn Co., in Alameda, CA if you are in the East Bay area.

Copyright 2008 Crystal Palace Yarns/Straw Into Gold, Inc. - We are happy to share this  pattern with knitters. The pattern may be used for non-commercial personal or knitting guild use. It is not to be used in any publication in print nor should it be reproduced in electronic/digital format without permission. Knitting shops carrying CPY Yarns Iceland are welcome to print and share this pattern with customers of our yarns.

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phone: 510-237-9988,  fax: 510-237-9809

Last revision of this page February 21, 2012