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Monumenthat

This cabled and warm winter hat is named MONUMENT hat as it reminds me of domes on buildings. Unlike these architectural masterpieces this hat is a quick and easy project and perfect to minimize your stash.

It is made from less than 25 g of Silk Mohair which is held together with 2 strands of unspun yarn - also called roving. The resulting fabric is very light, super squishy and will keep you very warm. If you have not worked with unspun yarn before, this might be the perfect project to give it a first try.

View the Ravelry pattern page here.

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Two pieces of fabric with measurements on the side.

SIZES

1 (2, 3, 4, 5) to fit a head circumference of

to fit a head circumference of:
51 (54, 57, 60, 63) cm / 20 (21.25, 22.5, 23.5, 25)"
with about 4-5cm / 1.5-2" negative ease.

A ball of yarn with knitting needles stuck in it.

YARN

1 ball of Mohair By Canard Brushed Lace (25g, 210m / 229yds, 72% Kid Mohair, 28% Mulberry Silk) in color 3101
and
1 plate of Raincloud & Sage Unspun 2104 (100g, 450m / 492yds, 60% German Breeds: Merino, Schwarzkopf, Jurabraun and 40% Gotland) in color Nimbus

This pattern is worked holding 3 strands of yarn at all times: 1 strand of mohair and 2 strands of unspun yarn. Please note that these values are only estimates. Changes in yarn or gauge as well as changes of the pattern can result in a different yardage.

An abtracted illustration of a gauge swatch.

GAUGE

15 sts and 23 rounds = 10cm / 4" in cable pattern
Measured after blocking without stretching the fabric; the purl stitches of the rib are included in the given amount of stitches, even if they are not visible when the fabric is laying down on a flat surface
and
11 sts and 28 rounds = 10cm / 4" in cable pattern
Measured after blocking while stretching the fabric so that the purl stitches are as visible as the knit stitches

Two knitting needles lying on top of each other.

NEEDLES

6mm (or size to obtain gauge with)

A scissor and a stitch holder.

TOOLS

A tapestry needle to weave in the ends. A marker for the beginning of the round.

A piece of knitting fabric still on one needle

TECHNIQUES

  • knit and purl stitches
  • working in the round
  • working decreases
  • working easy cables
  • German Twisted Cast-On
Half filled star.Empty star.Empty star.

DIFFICULTY

The cables in this pattern are as easy as cables can be. So, this would be a perfect project to try cables for the first time. Since MONUMENT hat is worked on 6mm needles this is a super quick project.