Loughrea Hat by Luise O'Neill

Loughrea Hat

January 2018
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
32 stitches and 42 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette stitch, blocked
US 1½ - 2.5 mm
215 - 315 yards (197 - 288 m)
Size: Adult S (M, L) Finished circumference: 16.25 (19.5, 22.75)” / 41.5 (49.5, 58)cm.
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♫ The Music ♫
The Humours of Loughrea is a sprightly traditional Irish reel that will brighten any day! Let this cheery tune and these lovely cables chase the chill away!

Knit in the round from the twisted stitch ribbing to the crown, this hat is loaded with lots of cable-y goodness. The sample is knit in a gradient yarn - creating stripes without ever having to change colours.

The cable pattern matches that of the Loughrea Socks and Loughrea Fingerless Mitts patterns.

Both charts and written directions for charts are provided. Charts are contained in this document; the written directions for the charts are included as a separate PDF. For row-by-row stitch counts see the Written Directions supplemental PDF.

Needle Notes
For knitting in the round, a variety of methods may be used:
• set of 4 or 5 DPN or
• two circulars 16” / 40cm or longer for Two Circulars Method or
• one circular 32” / 81cm or longer for Travelling or Single Loop
• one circular 32” / 81cm or longer for Magic Loop

Helpful Links
Links followed by (v) are video links.
Cabling Without a Cable Needle
German Twisted Cast On (v) (one option for casting on)
Reading Charts

Size: Adult S (M, L)
Finished circumference: 16.25 (19.5, 22.75)” / 41.5 (49.5, 58)cm.
Height: 8.25 (8.75, 9.25)” / 21 (22, 23.5)cm.

215 (265, 315)yds / 197 (242, 288)m sock or fingering-weight yarn.

Cable needle, stitch marker, tapestry needle.

Complementary Patterns:
Loughrea Socks
Loughrea Fingerless Mitts

Tech Editors: RedSquirrel and FirSprite
Test Knitters: A huge thank you to the special Ravellers who helped test knit this pattern - bgow, BR7394, contemax, dragonxser, faeriepaw, hundemama2007, jooleee and woollykim.
Stitch Muse: The very talented Annie Maloney who never ceases to inspire!
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