Raritan River Hat

 December 2020. Pattern published.

This has been a goal for a while and today I checked it off. the. fucking. list.

I hope you enjoy this very warm and cozy hat. I hope you keep healthy. I hope knitting helps to bring you through the tough times and helps add to the good times. I wish you a very Happy 2021. 

Love. Always.

Michelle*





Raritan River Hat

By Michelle McFadden-DiNicola of Highland Knits, LLC.

A cozy, cabled homage to the winding footpath along the banks of the Raritan River in Middlesex County, New Jersey. Perfect for a winter walk in nature or grab a cup of coffee & a buttered roll from the corner deli. (One size: fits most adults (approx. 22” around).

Materials

Super Bulky yarn (6) - I used Lion Brand’s Wool-Ease Thick & Quick: “Charcoal” colorway

Light yarn (3) - I used Lion Brand’s Touch of Angora: “Ecru” colorway

Needle sizes I used: US 11 & US 13 circular needles, 16”

Gauge 5sts = 1 inch 




Instructions

With US 11, CO 58 using Long-tail cast-on method. Mark BOR and join to knit in the round.


Work K1, P1 rib pattern for 8 rows in the round.


(Begin next row with US 13 needle)

K around 3 rows then work 1st cable chart 

(Written instructions: P7, C4F, P7, C4F, P12, C2F, K3, C2F, K1, C2F)


Work around even (Knit the K’s and Purl the P’s) for 6 rows.


Then work the 2nd cable chart (reversed cable twists, otherwise the same as the 1st chart. (Written instructions: P7, C4B, P7, C4B, P13, C2B, K3, C2F, K1, C2F)


Work around even for 6 rounds.


Repeat 1st cable chart.


Work around even for 6 rounds.


CROWN

(You can opt for Double-pointed needles, but I used the Magic Loop method with my circular needle when I needed to.)


1st Decrease row: Work 3 stitches, K2tog* repeat until end of rou, nd. (47 sts. total - dec. 11 sts.)

Work even for the next row.

2nd Decrease row: Work 2 stitches, K2tog* repeat until end of round. (36 sts.total - dec. 11 sts.)

Work even for the next row.

3rd Decrease row: Work 1 stitch, K2tog* repeat until end of round. (24 sts.total - dec. 12 sts.)

Work even for the next row.

4th Decrease row: K2tog around til end of round. (12 sts. total - dec. 12 sts.)


Cut 6-7 inch tail and weave in through the remaining stitches using a yarn needle. 


Wear it with Jersey pride, cuffed or not. You do you.





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