Riverport Cable Hat by Luise O'Neill

Riverport Cable Hat

October 2013
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 26 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette
US 6 - 4.0 mm
4.0 mm (G)
70 - 200 yards (64 - 183 m)
Finished Circumference: 18 (19, 20, 22)" / 45.5 (48.5, 51, 56)cm
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Note: Both the Riverport Cable Headband and the Riverport Cable Hat patterns are included in this pattern.

Errata Note: The paragraph under the Charts heading on page 3 should not be included in the pattern. Directions for reading the charts is included on page 6.

The Story
Riverport, a tiny river-front community on the aptly named Fairhaven Peninsula along the LaHave in Lunenburg County, Nova Scotia, maintains its rich Maritime traditions and is minutes away from the LaHave Cable Ferry ~ all-in-all, an apt namesake for this cabled collection. When a cold nor’easter blows, it’s tucked up warm you’ll want to be! And what better way than with lusciously cabled knitwear.

Riverport Cable Hat

XS (S, M, L)
Finished Circumference: 18 (19, 20, 22)“ / 45.5 (48.5, 51, 56)cm
Hat Depth: 7.5 (7.75, 8.25, 9.25)” / 19 (19.5, 21, 23.5)cm

Intended to be worn with 1 – 2” / 2.5 – 5cm of negative ease.

Sample is knit in Patons Classic Wool Tweeds (90% Wool, 7% Acrylic, 3% Viscose; 223yds / 205m per 100g) in Rich Red Tweed

Hat requires 134 (146, 164, 200)yds / 123 (134, 150, 183)m

Stitch marker, cable needle, one button, 4 safety pins, waste yarn, tapestry needle

4 mm / US6 or size required to obtain gauge

4 mm / US6 crochet hook (optional, for provisional cast on and for picking up hat stitches)

20 sts and 26 rows over 4” / 10cm in Stockinette stitch, blocked

Pattern Notes
The cabled hat band with knit-on I-Cord edges is worked first and joined by sewing a button through the overlapped band. There is no buttonhole. Stitches are then picked up along the top of the band for the hat crown.

For Sizes XS and L an extended version of the cable is knit to accommodate the sizing.

Note: The stress placed on the I-cord stitches when picking up stitches to work the crown narrows the width of the band. Therefore, the headband width is slightly wider than the hat band.

Links are provided for the Provisional Crochet Cast On but any provisional cast on method may be used. A photo tutorial is also included as a separate file in the ebook.

Both charts and written directions are provided for the cable.

The cable in this headband and hat pattern matches the Riverport Cable Scarf pattern.

Sincere thanks to Raveller dragonxser for testing this pattern.

Once again our thanks go to stitch design guru Annie Maloney whose talents never cease to amaze!