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Snowball Hat

Simple shaping and easily remembered repeats make for an ideal first cable project.

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The designer uses a cable and a twisted stitch to create a richly textured fabric for this hat. A giant pom-pom keeps it fun.
Finished Size: 22 1/2" head circumference.
Yarn: Valley Yarns Florence (50% merino, 35% acrylic, 15% kid mohair; 109 yd [100 m]/50 g): #27488 white, 3 balls. Yarn distributed by WEBS.
Yarn weight: #4 - Medium
Gauge: 16 sts and 20 rows = 4" in 2x2 rib with yarn doubled.
Needles: Sizes 9 (5.5 mm) and 11 (8 mm): set of 5 double-pointed needles (dpn). Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.
Notions: Cable needle (cn); tapestry needle; 3 1/2" pom-pom maker (optional).
Originally Published: Interweave Knits, Fall 2007

SKU: EP0928

Author/Speaker/Editor: Katie Himmelberg

Format: eProject