Mandala Hat

Mandala Hat

 

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Interwoven cables criss-cross on the surface of this slouchy hat. The stitch pattern is both written and charted, and neatly decreases at the crown, creating a fractal design reminiscent of circular mandala patterns. Choose a size that is about 2″ larger than your head for a slouchy silhouette – the band will keep the hat snug on your head.

FINISHED DIMENSIONS
adult small(adult medium, adult large)
Circumference at band: 20.25″(21.75″, 23.25″)
Circumference at widest point: 22.75″(24.5″, 26.25″)

GAUGE 4″ = 27.5 sts and 28 rounds in Crossed Cables Stitch on larger needles
Note: yarns shown usually knit at 25-32 sts to 4″ in Stocking Stitch.”

MATERIALS
175(190, 200) yards sport or fingering weight yarn
US 4 (3.5mm) and US 6 (4mm) 16″ circular needles or size needed to obtain gauge and 2 sizes smaller
US 6 (4mm) double-pointed needles or size needed to obtain gauge
stitch marker
yarn needle
cable needle
2 ¾” buttons
sewing needle and thread

YARN SHOWN Twirl Twirling Petals (alpaca/suri alpaca/kid mohair/lambswool; 200 yards/50 grams); Malabrigo Sock (100% merino wool; 440 yards/100 grams)