#10 Helmet Hat by Deborah Newton

#10 Helmet Hat

November 2011
Aran (8 wpi) ?
18 stitches and 26 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch
US 8 - 5.0 mm
290 yards (265 m)
21" circumference (slightly stretched)
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To construct her cabled helmet, knit in Alpaca With a Twist’s “Highlander,” Deborah Newton worked the oval cables that form the earflaps in a single strip with the cabled band. From there, stitches for the crown are picked up, worked in a trio of separate panels, then sewn together in finishing.

Notes from Vogue Knitting The Ultimate Hat book:

Named Cabled Helmet

2 3 1/2oz/100g hanks (each approx 145yd/136m) of Alpaca With a Twist Highlander (alpaca/wool/microfiber/viscose) in #3015 hebrides rose YARN WT = 4
One pair size 8 (5mm) needles OR SIZE TO OBTAIN GAUGE
Cable needle (cn)
One 1”/25mm button

18 sts and 26 rows = 4”/10cm over St st using size 8 (5mm) needles. TAKE TIME TO CHECK GAUGE.