(Note: This pattern is copyright to me, and as such it means that it is available for personal use, gifting, and charity. You may also use it as a jumping off point for other patterns, if you like, but be sure to credit me.)
Fed up with trying to find “The perfect” hat pattern to make as a gift, I cast on for the Yarn Vomit scarf. I got fed up knitting the scarf, and began trying to figure out how to turn it into a hat.
Lo and Behold, the Snow Princess Hailey Cabled Hat.
NEW FOR 2009: UPDATED SIZING!
2 skeins sport/baby weight yarn. I used Lion Brand Jamie Baby (2 skeins, 193 yards. #200, white. 100% acrylic.)
1 set size 6 DPNs. I used 4 DPNs.
2 skeins DK/worsted yarn
1 set size 8 dpns (I used 4)
Note: You wil be using two strands held together as one. Make sure your yarn is thin enough for this. Alternatively, you may use 1 strand of worsted for the child size, and 1 strand of bulky for the adult size.
5 sts. x 8 rows = 1″ in stockinette, worked in the round
3 sts x 4/5 rows = 1″ in stockinette, worked in the round.
(Note: Both sizes are worked in the exact same way.)
Work as for Yarn Vomit Scarf for 27 cable twists.
(Excerpt from Yarn Vomit Scarf Pattern)
To work the C4B:
slip 2 sts to Cable Needle, hold in back of work. Knit 2, knit 2 from Cable needle.
1) P1, * p1, k2, p4, k2 * Repeat from * to *, until 2 sts remain. P2
2) K1, * k1, p2, k4, p2 * Repeat from * to * until 2 Sts remain, K2
3) Repeat row 1
4) K1, * k1, p2, C4B* Repeat from * to * until 2 Sts remain, K2
C/O 30 sts
Knit 4 rows in Garter stitch (feel free to play with these four rows. Knit it in seed stitch, moss stitch, whatever.)
Next Row: K1, * K1, P2, K4, P2 * Repeat from * to * until 2 sts remain. K2.
Work stitch pattern from here onward, until it’s your desired length.
End on Row 4. Knit 4 rows of whatever your beginning pattern was. Bind off knitwise.
Sew C/O and B/O edges together.
Pick up 61 stitches along edge, distrubuting them over 3 needles. Make sure you keep the needles lined upw ith the seam in back.
Work 12 rounds in stockinette stitch.
Decrease Row 1) K8, k2tog.
Knit 1 round.
Decrease round 2) K7, K2tog.
Knit 1 round
Decrease round 3) K6, K2tog.
Knit 1 round.
Follow in this manner until the last row, which will be K2tog all the way around.
Break yarn and leave a long (8″) tail. Thread this through a darning needle, and slip the remaining 6 stitches off the DPNs, and onto the darning needle. Pull up tight and knot on the inside.
Present to intended recipient with a bow.