Thursday, June 20, 2013

Beanie with Honeycomb Cables - Knitting Pattern

This hat was made for the gorgeous Camille. It has honeycomb cables, that seriously, if I had thought more about this, I would have realised that they are reversible.  REVERSIBLE CABLES! Genius.  I feel a scar coming on.  And then I made them in a bright rainbow wool, so its kinda psychedelic.



Anyway, here is the pattern.

You will need....
4 colours of wool.  I used a rainbow (bad choice for the cables), purple, emerald green and orange.
4mm needles
6mm needles
Cable needle

Directions:

Cast on 80 stitches in emerald green on 4mm needles.
Rib 10 rows

Change to rainbow wool and 6mm needles.
Knit 2 rows.

Change to purple wool.
Stst 4 rows
Add orange. Knit 3 purple and 1 orange across whole row.
Purl 2 orange, knit 1 purple. The Purl 3 orange and knit 1 purple across the rest of the row.
Stst 4 rows in orange

Change to rainbow. Knit 2 rows.
Change to green. Knit 2 rows.

Change to rainbow.
Knit 1 row.
Row A: (on wrong side) knit 2, purl 4, knit 2 - repeat over whole row
Row B: slip 2 onto cable needle back, knit 2, purl 2 from cable needle. Slip 2 onto cable needle forward, purl 2, knit 2 from cable needle. Repeat over rest of row.
Row C: purl 2, knit 4, purl 2 - repeat over whole row
Row D: knit 2, purl 4, knit 2 - repeat over whole row
Row E: as row C
Row F: slip 2 onto cable needle forward, purl 2, knit 2 from cable needle. Slip 2 onto cable needle back, knit 2, purl 2 from cable needle. Repeat over rest of row.
Row G: knit 2, purl 4, knit 2 - repeat over whole row
Row H: purl 2, knit 4, purl 2 - repeat over whole row
Repeat Row A-G

Change to purple. Knit 2 rows.
Change to green.
K1 row
P1 row
K3, k2 together over the whole row
Purl
K2, k2 together over the whole row
Purl
K1, k2 together over the whole row
Purl
K2 together over the whole row
Purl
K2 together over the whole row
Cut yarn, leaving 30cm, thread all stitches onto the yarn, pull to tighten

Create tassels, sew to the top of the hat, and stitch up the seam.