Kernmantle slouchy hat - knitting pattern

Kernmantle’s striking effect stems from the contrast in gauge between the dense cable and its background of moss stitch. The slouch format thus gets a structural element that's underlined by starting the cable right at the brim, with a perfect edge achieved by using two different cast-ons (tutorials provided).

Four sizes accommodate everyone from baby to large adult, with both written and charted instructions included.

Skills required: 
Knit & purl sts, knitting in the round, increases & decreases, specialist cast-on, cables

Gauge: 
20 sts x 30 rows to 4in/10cm on 4mm needles over St.St. 
 20 sts x 32 rows to 4in/10cm on 4mm needles over Twisted Rib, lightly stretched
 18 sts x 32 rows to 4in/10cm on 4.5mm needles over Moss (Seed) Stitch 
 12 st cable panel = 1.5in/3.75cm on 4mm needles

Contains:

  • Illustrated knitting pattern
  • Metric and imperial measurements
  • Sizes to fit 17 (19, 22, 24) in/43.25 (48.25, 55.75, 61) cm (Finished size 14.75 (16.75, 18.75, 20.75) in/37.5 (42.5, 47.5, 52.75) cm)
  • Written & charted instructions; illustrated tutorials for Alternate Cable & Cable cast-ons

Materials you need at home:

  • 129 (162, 206, 254) yd/118 (148, 188, 233) m worsted weight, single ply yarn (Sample shown in Malabrigo Merino Worsted (210yd/192m per 100g; 100% Merino))
  • 
51yd/47m yarn for a 6x6in/15x15cm swatch in St.St.

  • Set 4mm/UK8/US6 & 4.5mm/UK7/US7 DPNs/Circular or size needed to obtain gauge

  • Stitch marker as necessary

  • Tapestry needle

  • Cable needle
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