This fun KAL (knit-a-long) hat is the perfect winter pick-me-up! Spice up your knitting knowledge with some new techniques: learn how to make cables without a cable needle and try the alternating cable cast-on.
The knitter should know the following skills: Knit, purl, knit front and back (kfb), knit two together (k2tog), knit through the back loop (k1tbl), slip slip knit (ssk), knitting in the round, and reading a chart. A basic working knowledge of cables is helpful, but not required.
Materials needed: 220-440 yds of worsted weight yarn with a tight twist and tonal color (use more or less yarn depending on level of desired slouch); size US 5 and size US 7 circular or double point needles (or size needed to obtain proper gauge); Father Cables Hat Pattern: $6.00 Ravelry
Recommended yarns: Stonehedge Fiber Mill Shepherd?s Wool (1,2), Berroco Ultra Alpaca (1, 2), Malabrigo Yarn Rios (1, 2), Cascade 220 (1, 2), Berroco Vintage (1, 2);