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Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Xman Sideways Cable Hat

He is growing up so fast!

Worsted weight yarn
Hang rag hem on 30 needles
Knit 1 row of ravel cord
Knit 90 rows of main yarn (make cable every 10 stitches on the left side)
(Cable: drop and latch up 4th stitch from the left of knitting, 3X3 cable, drop and latch up next stitch)
Knit 8 rows of waste yarn
Remove from USM
Kitchener beginning and ending rows together
Remove waste yarn and ravel cord
Pick up 90 stitches (size 5 circular needles) (main yarn) along the right side of the knitting
Row 1:Stockinette stitch first row decreasing 10 stitches evenly around the hat (80 stitches)
Row 2: K2 tog, knit 2. Repeat
Row 3: K all stitches
Repeat rows 2 & 3 until there are approximately 10 stitches on the needle
Cut main yarn leaving @ 10 inch tail, thread onto needle and slip the remaining stitches to draw up
Weave in tail
Pick up 90 stitches on the bottom of the hat using contrasting yarn
Row 1: K2, P2 (decreasing 10 stitches evenly around the hat (80 stitches) (2X2 ribbing)
Continue rib for 1 to 1/2 inches
Bind off using a stretchy bind off and weave in yarn ends

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