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Chevron & Cable Slouchy Hat
and Neck Warmer

Designed and knit by Gail Tanquary

Description:  With this matching hat and collar, you will look like you just stepped out from the Irish countryside.  The hat features a 2 x 2 rib and basic 6-stitch cable with dramatic decreasing for a slouchy, beret-style hat.  The flared collar features the same 6-stitch cable, picot bottom edging, chevron eyelet design and top ribbing.  Both pieces are worked in the round.

Level:  Intermediate (knowledge of basic cables, increasing and decreasing and eyelets recommended)

Size:  Adult Woman M

Materials:
3-50 g balls Crystal Palace Merino 5  (For hat only or neck warmer only - 2 skeins) #5212 "lichen"
Crystal Palace Bamboo 16" Circular Needles: Size 5 and 9
Crystal Palace Bamboo Double-Pointed Needles: Size 9 (for hat)
Stitch marker
Yarn needle

Gauge:   20 sts = 4" in St st

Abbreviations:  beg- beginning; BO- bind off; C6F- slip 3 sts to cable needle, hold in front, K3, K3 from cable needle; CO- cast on; dec- decrease; inc- increase; invisible inc- tip left needle forward and K 1 st into purl bump 1 row below, then K the st on the needle; k- knit; k2tog- knit 2 stitches together; p- purl; rep- repeat (repeat instructions between the *'s); rnd(s); round(s); Sk2p- slip 1, K2 tog, pass the slipped stitch over; ssk- slip, slip, knit (slip one stitch knitwise, then slip the next stitch knitwise, slip those two stitches back onto the left needle and knit them together); St st- Stockinette stitch; sts- stitches; yo- yarn over

Hat
Using size 5 - 16" circular needle, CO 104 sts and place marker for beg of rnd. 
Join, taking care not to twist sts.  Beg with P2, work 1.5" in P2-K2 ribbing.
 

Inc Rnd:   *P2, K1, invisible inc in next K st*, rep between *'s to end of rnd.  [130 sts.]
Change to size 9 - 16" circular needle and K 5 rnds even.  
Begin pattern:

Rnd 1:  K5, yo, ssk, *K8, yo, ssk* to last 3 sts before marker, K3.
Rnd 2:  Knit
Rnd 3:  K3, K2 tog, yo, K1, yo, ssk, *K5, K2 tog, yo, K1, yo, ssk*, end K2.
Rnd 4:  Knit
Rnd 5:  K2, K2 tog, yo, K3, yo, ssk, *K3, K2 tog, yo, K3, yo, ssk*, end K1.
Rnd 6:  Knit
Rnd 7:  *K1, K2 tog, yo, K5, yo, ssk, * remove marker, K2, replace marker.
Rnd 8:  Knit
Rnd 9:  *yo, K7, yo, sk2p*
Rnd 10:  Knit
Rnd 11:  P2, *K2, invisible inc in next st (see description above), K2, P5*, end P3 [143 sts]
Rnd 12:  P2, *K6, P5,* end P3.
Rnd 13:  P2, *C6F, P5,* end P3.
Rnd 14-18:  K the K sts and P the P sts as they face you.

Repeat Rnds 13-18 four times more.  
On the last rnd, remove marker, P2, replace marker.   Work even, knitting the K sts and purling the P sts until piece measures 7" from cast-on edge.  Begin decreasing, changing to double-pointed needles when necessary:

Crown Decrease:
Rnd 1:  *K6, P2 tog, P3* around.  [130 sts]
Rnd 2:  and all alternate rnds:  K the K sts and P the P sts as they face you.
Rnd 3:  *K6, P2 tog, P2* around.  [117 sts]
Rnd 5:  *K6, P2 tog, P1* around.  [104 sts]
Rnd 7:  *K6, P2 tog* around.  [91 sts]
Rnd 9:  *K5, K2 tog* around.   [78 sts]
Rnd 11:  *K4, K2 tog* around.  [65 sts]
Rnd 13:  *K3, K2 tog* around.  [52 sts]
Rnd 15:  *K2, K2 tog* around.  [39 sts]
Rnd 15:  *K1, K2 tog* around.  [26 sts]
Rnd 16:  K2 tog around.   [13 sts]

Cut yarn, leaving 10" tail.   With yarn needle, draw through remaining 13 sts and pull up firmly.   Fasten off.

Neck Warmer
Using size 9 - 16" circular needle, CO 156 sts.  Join, taking care not to twist sts.
Rnds 1-5:  Knit.
Rnd 6:  *yo, K2 tog* all around.
Rnds 7-11:  Knit.
Rnd 12:  Purl.
Rnd 13 (dec rnd):  *K4, K2 tog* all around.  [130 sts]
Rnds 14-31:  Work Rnds 1-18 of hat pattern once.  [143 sts]

Rnd 32(dec rnd):  *C6F, P3, P2 tog* all around.  [130 sts]
Rnds 33-37:  Knit the K sts, Purl the P sts as they face you.
Rnd 38 (dec rnd):  *C6F, P2, P2 tog* all around.  [117 sts]
Rnds 39-43:  Knit the K sts Purl the P sts as they face you.
Rnd 44 (dec rnd):  *C6F, P1, P2 tog* all around.  [104 sts]
Rnd 45:  Begin neck ribbing:  *K2, P2* all around.

Continue in K2-P2 rib for 1".  BO loosely in pattern.  Fasten off.  Weave in all ends.

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