Misty Horizon Hat

Add to your Misty Horizon Cardigan and your Misty Horizon Scarf with this matching Hat! The engaging cable panel keeps the knitting interesting as you buzz along!

Skill Level: Intermediate

Sizes: Child (Adult S, Adult L) Finished Size 16½ (18¼, 20)” / [42 (46.5, 51) cm] circumference x 6¼ (8½, 9¼)” / [16 (21.5, 23.5) cm] long to fit 18½ (20¼, 22)” / [47 (51.5, 56) cm] head circumference.

Shown in Adult S size.

Gauge: 18 sts and 25 rnds = 4″ [10 cm] in St st with larger needles.

23 sts = 4¼” [11 cm] in Cable Panel with larger needles.

Materials

Yarn: Swans Island Natural Colors Merino Worsted (100% Organic merino wool; 250 yards [229 meters]/100 grams): Oyster, 1 (1, 1) hank

Needles: US size 5 (3.75 mm): 16″ circular; US size 7 (4.5 mm): 16″ circular and DPNs.

Notions: Tapestry needle; stitch markers; cable needle

Abbreviations

beg: begin(ning)

cn: cable needle

CO: cast on

cont: continue

dec(d): decrease(d)

dpn(s): double pointed needle(s)

est: establish(ed)

k: knit

k2tog: knit 2 sts together

LC (left cable): sl 1 st to cn and hold in front, k1, k1 from cn

LPC (left purl cable): sl 1 st to cn and hold in front, p1, k1 from cn

m: marker

meas: measure(s)

p: purl

patt: pattern

RC (right cable): sl 1 st to cn and hold in back, k1, k1 from cn

RPC (right purl cable): sl 1 st to cn and hold in back, k1, p1 from cn

rem: remain(ing)

rep: repeat

rnd(s): round(s)

RS: right side

sl: slip

sm: slip marker

ssk (slip, slip, knit): sl 2 sts, 1 at a time, knitwise to the right needle, return sts to the left needle in turned position and knit them together through the back loops

st(s): stitch(es)

WS: wrong side

Special Stitches

1/1/1RC: bring yarn to front, sl 2 sts to cn and hold in back, bring yarn behind left needle (in front of cn) and k1, bring yarn behind cn and return left st from cn to left needle, hold cn in front, bring yarn in front of left needle and p1, bring yarn to back and return last st from cn to left needle and k1.

Stockinette Stitch: Knit all sts, every rnd.

Cable Panel (panel of 23 sts)

Rnd 1: (P1, k1) twice, p1, RPC, p4, RPC, LPC, p4, (k1, p1) twice.

Rnd 2: (P1, k1) 3 times, p5, k1, p2, p4, (k1, p1) twice.

Rnd 3: (P1, k1) twice, p6, RPC, p2, LPC, p3, (k1, p1) twice.

Rnd 4: (P1, k1) twice, p6, k1, p4, k1, p3, (k1, p1) twice.

Rnd 5: P1, 1/1/1RC, p5, RC, p4, LPC, p2, 1/1/1RC, p1.

Rnd 6: (P1, k1) twice, p5, k2, p5, k1, p2, (k1, p1) twice.

Rnd 7: (P1, k1) twice, p5, RPC, LPC, p4, LPC, p1, (k1, p1) twice.

Rnd 8: (P1, k1) twice, p4, k1, p2, k1, p5, (k1, p1) 3 times.

Rnd 9: (P1, k1) twice, p3, RPC, p2, LPC, p6, (k1, p1) twice.

Rnd 10: (P1, k1) twice, p3, k1, p4, k1, p6, (k1, p1) twice.

Rnd 11: P1, 1/1/1RC, p2, RPC, p4, LC, p5, 1/1/1RC, p1.

Rnd 12: (P1, k1) twice, p2, k1, p5, k2, p5, (k1, p1) twice.

Rep Rnds 1-12 for patt.

Pattern

Band

With smaller circular needles, CO 82 (90, 98) sts, do NOT join. Turn.

Knit 1 row. Pm for beg of rnd and join to work in the rnd, being careful not to twist sts.

(Purl 1 rnd, knit 1 rnd) 5 times.

Change to larger circular needles.

Rise

Set-up Row: K9 (11, 13), pm, work next 23 sts in Cable Panel, pm, k18 (22, 26), pm, work next 23 sts in Cable Panel, pm, k9 (11, 13).

Cont working in patt as est until piece meas 3¾ (5½, 5½)” / [9.5 (14, 14) cm] from beg, ending after an even numbered rnd of Cable Panel.

Crown

Shape Crown

Note: Change to DPNs when sts no longer fit comfortably on circular needle.

Dec Rnd 1: *K to 2 sts before m, ssk, sm, work Cable Panel as est to next m, sm, k2tog; rep from * once more, k to end – 4 sts dec’d.

Work 1 rnd even as est.

Rep the last 2 rnds 0 (2, 4) more times – 78 sts.

Dec Rnd 2: *K to 2 sts before m, ssk, sm, work next 4 sts in Cable Panel as est, p2tog, work Cable Panel as est to 6 sts before next m, ssp, work next 4 sts in Cable Panel as est, sm, k2tog; rep from * once more, k to end – 8 sts dec’d.

Work 1 rnd even as est.

Rep the last 2 rnds 4 more times – 38 sts.

Rep Dec Rnd 2 – 30 sts.

Dec Rnd 3: *Ssk, remove m, k2tog, p1, ssk, p1, k2tog, p1, ssk, k2tog; rep from * once more ­– 18 sts

Dec Rnd 4: *K2tog, p1, sk2p, p1, ssk; rep from * once more – 10 sts.

Finishing

Break yarn leaving a tail about 8″ / [20.5 cm] long. Thread tail through rem sts on needles and pull tight.

Weave in ends. Block piece to measurements.

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