The Simple Cable Messy Bun Hat combines elements of two of my previous patterns (the Simple Cable Beanie & the Aran Messy Bun Hat) - hopefully to good effect!
This Simple Cable Messy Bun Hat is knit in the round, on one size of needles. It would be suitable as a first cable project, given that the cabling pattern is not overly complicated.
The hat is sized for an adult, with 3 sizes given, but instructions are given on adjusting the stitch count to create a smaller or larger hat. Gauge is not hugely important for this beanie; the ribbing creates a comfortable fit. I would suggest being guided by the needle size suggested on your Aran wool.All hats pictured measure 8 inches/20.5 cm from brim to crown. In all hats, the hole at the top measures 7 inches/18 cm in circumference.
Notions required: Stitch marker Cable needle Knitter’s sewing needle/Tapestry needle for weaving in ends
I’m a knitter from the Aran Islands and love adapting traditional Aran motifs to work in more modern styles; I am delighted to have my own original designs now available here : )
- A4 document of 3 pages
- Both imperical and metric measurements
- Only one knitting needle size required
Materials you need at home:
- 5mm circular knitting needles (US8)
- Tapestry/Knitter's Sewing Needle
- Stitch Marker
- Cable Needle
I'm a knitter from the Aran Islands, combining traditional elements of Aran knitting (e.g. cables, lattice work) with more modern techniques, such as seamless knitting, to create my own original designs.
I first learnt to knit when I was about 6, and, at school, we moved on to Aran knitting pretty quickly! I kept knitting over the years, as a hobby, and also started knitting some items for my cousin to sell on Inis Mor, the largest of the Aran Islands. Then came the brainwave of setting up a shop online, so people could buy original Aran knits without having to come all the way here! I loved creating my own original designs, and eventually made the step to publishing them : )
I'm always happy to hear from you if you have any queries about my shop! You can find my online shop at www.aranaccessories.net and follow me on Twitter, Instagram and Tumblr @aranaccessories ; I am on Facebook at aranaccessories.net Le gach beannacht/With best wishes, Máirín Ní Dhonncha