Designed & Knit by Laura Andersson,
CPY “Sock Guru” and Sirius Knitting Publications
Inspiration: My husband loves
hats – so that makes them extra fun to knit. Now his co-workers ask, where’s
your newest hat? This design came about because we were torn between two lovely
yarn colors, so decided to combine them both!
Kaya 2 - 50 gr balls Main color (MC), 1 - 50 gm
ball Kaya contrasting color (CC)
Crystal Palace Bamboo Circular needles
sizes 10 & 10.5; DP’s in size 10.5 US (6 mm) for crown (or size needed to obtain
Note: you may want to go up one size as cables are generally constricting plus
we have to compensate for the 2-color stranding and avoid over-tightening.
Large eyed tapestry needle or crochet hook
Gauge: 4.5 sts per inch (18sts/10 cm) over St st.
Size: Adult M-L (L)
CO- cast on; dpn- double pointed needles; K- Knit; K2tog - knit 2
sts together; P- Purl; rep - repeat; St st - stockinette stitch; YO - yarn over;
PSSO - pass slip st over; rnd(s) - round(s); st(s)- stitch(es); tog - together.
C3F: hold 3 sts in front; knit the next 3 sts; now knit the 3 sts from the cable
With MC & smaller circular needles, CO 96 (112) st. Join, being
careful not to twist and place marker. P1 rnd; work 1 in of K2P2 rib. Change to
larger circular needles, Join CC and begin Bi-colored cables pattern.
Note: to avoid working each cable with a separate strand of yarn as
Intarsia, the pattern is written for “stranding”. This means the color not in
use is carried across the back, laid loosely over the working yarn every
2-3 sts. Do not go to 4 sts or you can end up with excessive tightness; remember
to keep the non-working yarn loose.
Rnds 1 & 2: *[(P2, K6) with CC; (p2,
K6) with MC], around.
Rnd 3: *[(P2, C3F) with CC; (P2, C3F) with MC], around.
Rnds 4-7: as rnd 1.
At the end of every 7 rnds, shift cable thusly:
Knit 4 sts with MC and move the st marker.
Repeat rnds 1-7 of the cable pattern from the new shifted position.
Work the 7 rnd cable pattern as established, including cable shift, for 5-7
repeats, depending on desired hat length. End with rnd 7.
Prepare for crown shaping. This will include a continuation of the cabling;
prepare to change from circ needle to DP for ease of knitting.
Dec Rnd 1: *[(P2tog, K6) with CC; (P2, K6 with MC)],
around. Work one rnd of *[(P1, K6 with CC; P2, K6 with MC)].
Cable: *[P1, C3F); (P2, C3F)], around
Dec Rnd 2: *[(P1, K6) with CC; (P2tog, K6 with MC)]. Work one rnd of *[P1,
K6 with CC; P1, K6 with MC]
Dec Rnd 3: *[P1, K2tog, K4 with CC; P1, K6 with MC]. Work one rnd of [P1, K5
CC; P1, K6 MC]
Dec Rnd 4: K4 MC to shift cable; now *[P1, K5 CC; P1, K2tog, K4 MC]. Work
one rnd of *[P1, K5 CC; P1 K5 MC]
Cable: *[(with CC- P1, hold 3 front, K2, K3 from holder); (with MC- P1, hold
3 front, K2, K3 from holder]
Dec Rnd 5: (with CC- P1, K2tog, K3; with MC- P1, K2tog, K3). Work one rnd of
(P1, K4 with CC; P1, K4 with MC).
Dec Rnd 6: (with CC – P1, K2tog, K2; with MC – P1, K2tog, K2). Work one rnd
of (P1, K3 with CC; P1, K3 with MC).
Cable: *(with CC - P1, hold 2 front, K1, K2 from holder; with MC- P1, hold 2
front, K1, K2 from holder)
Dec Rnd 7: *(with CC- P1, K2tog, K1; with MC – P1, K2tog, K1). Work one rnd
of (P1, K2 CC; P1, K2 MC).
Dec Rnd 8: (with CC – P1, K2tog; with MC – P1, Ktog). Work one rnd of (P1,
K1 with CC; P1, K1 with MC) *(K2tog CC; K2tog MC), around.
Cut MC if desired leaving an ~8 in end. Repeat the K2tog rnd until only 6-8 sts
remain. Cut yarn leaving ~ 8 in end, and with crochet hook, pull yarn through
each st one at a time and drop off needle. Pull ends tautly and carry to inside.
Finishing: Tuck in all ends
Designed & Knit by Dr
Laura is the editor (and author-designer) of Friendly Socks, Vol.1 & Vol. 2,
Friendly Socks, Vol 2: A-Z. A 3rd set Friendly Socks, Vol. 3, Fifty States, is
in progress. Information about these books can be found at
or www.siriusknitting.com . Laura is
the owner of Sirius Knitting Publications and can be reached at drlaura -at-
siriusknitting.com (change the -at- to @ to send email).
Crystal Palace Yarns 160 23rd St., Richmond, CA 94804
Phone: 510-237-9988, fax: 510-237-9809 email: cpyinfo-@-straw.com