For a long time I've wanted to make a hat to wear with my Clepsydra mittens, but I just didn't have enough of the yarn that I originally designed the mittens with. Back in December I finally took the time to order yarn to remake the mittens along with enough for the matching hat. I've been all about the neutrals lately so I chose Berroco Ultra Alpaca in Steal Cut Oats with Winter White for the contrast trim.
As with the mittens the hat starts with a cabled icord brim. Stitches are picked up around the icord, then the hat is worked in a twisted cable to the crown. The alpaca yarn makes it extra warm and Berroco offers such an exquisite range of colors in their Ultra Alpaca line that you may be compelled to make more than one set. After seeing Margene's orange Clepsydra mittens recently I've been dreaming of a set in that color of my own.
Measurements: 19[21.75]”relaxed circumference at brim, 8[8.75]” deep
Gauge: 22 sts & 28 rows=4”(10cm) in Clepsydra cable pattern, blocked
Yarn: About 140 yards of MC & 30 yds of CC, Worsted weight. Shown in Berroco Ultra Alpaca; 50% Wool, 50% Alpaca; 215 yds per 100g skein; MC: Steel Cut Oats #6214, 1 skein CC: Winter White #6201, 1 skein
Needles: 1 set of 5 US 6/4mm DPN’s or size to obtain gauge
Additional materials: Scrap yarn, 1 place marker, cable needle (CN), tapestry needle
Price: $6.00 US
This pattern contains both charts and written instructions for the twisted cable stitch pattern. At the suggestion of my good friend and test knitter extraodinairre, Karen, I color coded the cables on the charts to make them easier to read. Thank you Karen.
Price for the ebook: $9.00 US