Hindiber by Madeleine Windsor


February 2018
DK (11 wpi) ?
24 stitches and 36 rows = 4 inches
in Body Cable pattern, in the round, after blocking
US 3 - 3.25 mm
US 5 - 3.75 mm
148 - 246 yards (135 - 225 m)
Circumference: 40.5 (47.5, 54) cm / 16 (183⁄4, 211⁄4)” & Height: 20.5 (23, 25.5) cm / 8 (9, 10)”
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The pattern is also available via Knitting In France as part of a scrumptious kit for this design, which can be found on her website

Hindiber is a cozy cabled hat, in three sizes, knit seamlessly from the bottom up. The cables feature an eye-catching use of texture and the patterning is maintained through the crown decreases. Options for a simple 2x2 rib or a more textured garter rib (as in the sample) are given. As written, the hat is a relaxed beanie with a very stretchy fabric. However, advice is given should you wish to modify the sizing.

The yarn from Knitting in France showcases this design beautifully and lead to the naming of the design; “Hindiber” is Icelandic for raspberry, referencing the texture of the design, the colour of the yarn and the Icelandic origins of the dyer.

Circumference: 40.5 (47.5, 54) cm / 16 (18.75, 21.25)”
Height: 20.5 (23, 25.5) cm / 8 (9, 10)”
To Fit: 51 (56, 61) cm / 20 (22, 24)” head circumferences

The sizes are designed to correspond with child/teen- ager (adult medium, adult large). This hat works well with ~7-10 cm / 3-4” of negative ease (this sounds like a lot but the pattern is very stretchy), so pick a size with a circumference which is roughly that much smaller than your head. See Pattern Notes for modification tips.

1 (1, 1) skein(s) of Knitting in France DK (100% superwash merino; 225 m / 246 yards / 100 g).
Shown in “Red and pink speckles”.
135 (180, 225) m / 148 (197, 246) yards of similar DK weight yarn.

Adjust needle size if necessary to get gauge
3.75 mm / US size 5 needles 40 cm / 16” long circular (or preferred method of working in the round)
+ DPNs for crown decreases, unless using Magic Loop.
3.25 mm / US size 3 needles 40 cm / 16” long circular (or preferred method of working in the round).
Stitch marker for beginning of round
Tapestry needle
Cable needle

24 sts and 36 rounds = 10 x 10 cm / 4 x 4” in body cable pattern, in the round (laid flat and not stretching it once its dry).
Approximately 5 sts over 2.5 cm / 1” in stocking stitch in the round.

This pattern has been tech edited (by Emily Williams) and test knit.