By: Sheryl Reed
Materials: Worsted or Aran yarn of choice. I used Lion Brand Cotton-Ease. About 200 yards.
Needles: Size 6 and 7 -16” circular, Size 7 DP for top
Gauge: 8 stitches per 2 inches
CO - Cast on
K - Knit
P - Purl
K2tog – Knit two together
sts – stitches
C4F: slip two sts onto cable needle and hold in front, K2 then k2 from the cable needle
C4B: slip two sts onto cable needle and hold in back, K2 then k2 from the cable needle
CO 64 sts on US size 6. Join round and make sure no stitches are twisted.
K2, P2 for 1 inch.
Switch to size 7 needle for remainder of hat.
K in round for 5 rows then start Owl Cable pattern.
Row 1 & 2: K9, p3, k8, p3, knit to end
Row 3: K9, p3, C4B, C4F, p3, knit to end
Row 4 – 10: same as row 1
Row 11: same as row 3
Row 12: same as row 1
Row 13 & 14: K9, p3, k1, p2, k2, p2, k1, p3, knit to end
Row 15 & 16: same as row 1
Row 17: same as row 3
Row 18: same as row 1
Knit 5 more rows then start decreases. (Note: If you would like a shorter hat, eliminate the knit rows of the decrease pattern). Switch to DP needles when circular becomes too tight.
Row 1: *Knit 6, K2tog * repeat to end of round
Row 2 and all even rows – KNIT
Row 3: *Knit 5, K2tog * repeat to end of round
Row 5: *Knit 4, K2tog * repeat to end of round
Row 7: *Knit 3, K2tog * repeat to end of round
Row 9: *Knit 2, K2tog * repeat to end of round
Row 11: *Knit 1, K2tog * repeat to end of round
Row 13: *K2tog * repeat to end of rounds
8 sts remain. Cut yarn leaving a decent tail. Thread the tail through the remaining sts and close the circle.
Optional: Add black thread to make eyes for the owl.
Weave in all ends.
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