LOOM: ‘Premium’ Round Knitting Looms, small gauge (orange loom)
YARN: Approx 110 yards of worsted weight yarn wool blend. KnitPicks Wool of the Andes was used in sample (1 skein) in color Wellies Heather
NOTIONS: tapestry needle, cable needle to hold stitches, row counter (optional).
GAUGE: 11 sts x 15 rows = 2”
C4F: Cable Four Front (See video)
NOTE: The cables draw the knitted fabric in, thus the size of this hat is more of medium size. If you desire to make the hat larger in circumference, cast on a multiple of 8 stitches.
Cast on 80 sts, prepare to work in the round
Round 1, 2, 4: *k4, p4; rep from * to end of round.
Round 3: *C4F, p4; rep from * to end of round.
Repeat Rounds 1- 4: 4 more times. (5 times total).
Next round: knit to end of round.
Repeat last round until item measures approximately 7-inches from cast on edge.
Next 4 rounds: *k2, p2; rep from * to end.
Gather bind off as follows: cut working yarn leaving about a 24” yarn tail. Remove all the purl stitches off the loom first, then remove all the knit stitches off, gently tug on the working yarn cinching the top of the hat closed.
Weave in ends. Wet block to set stitches.
Video showing Cable Four Front