When I asked one of my best friends (“kindred spirits”) to describe her ideal hat, she envisioned this super soft, lightweight, slouchy hat with a Celtic-inspired cable pattern. I created it for her, and loved it so much that I knit up a matching one for myself.
Recently, when another best friend was in need of a hat, I made this one for her as well.
Loops & Threads Woolike (85% Acrylic, 15% Nylon; 678 yds [620 m]/100g): #9 Teal Lake, 1 ball.
Size US 1 (2.25mm) needles, circular or DPNs
Size US 7 (4.5mm) needles, circular or DPNs
Or size needed to obtain gauge
40 sts and 54 rows = 4″ [10cm] on US 1, rib pattern after blocking
35 sts and 31 rows = 4″ [10cm] on US 7, cable pattern after blocking
14.5” [37cm] brim circumference, 18” [46cm] body circumference, 8” [20cm] tall
Cable needle, tapestry needle, stitch markers.
About the Designer: Julie Linsenmeyer
I developed my knitting skills over several years of chronic illness. While stuck in bed, the challenge of learning new techniques and creating things of beauty was one of my greatest sources of joy. Now that I’m healing, I take delight in many more things, such as cooking, kayaking, swimming, walks in the woods, and learning many more techniques for creating beautiful accessories (you can check out my eco printed silk scarves, jewelry, and other creations at https://www.etsy.com/shop/LeafandBerry). But knitting will always hold a special place in my heart.
You can find more of my knitting designs here: https://www.ravelry.com/designers/julie-linsenmeyer