Storm of Vengeance by Mandy Bee

Storm of Vengeance

July 2017
Bulky (7 wpi) ?
13.5 stitches and 14 rows = 4 inches
in pattern, approx 9.5 sts x 14 rows in st st
US 15 - 10.0 mm
75 - 100 yards (69 - 91 m)
Small and large
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You point your knitting needles towards your enemy. Where you point, mist forms, creating nasty storm clouds. Lightning, deafening wind and thunder follow. Yarn rains down, washing your enemy away in a whirlwind of wool! Oh wait… that doesn’t sound so terrible.

Storm of Vengeance is a chunky, cabled hat inspired by a Dungeons and Dragons spell cast by the nature-loving Druid class. Asymmetrical cables spiral together to meet at the crown like a beautiful and terrible storm.

The hat knits up quickly, thanks to the chunky yarn, but the cables are interesting and fun to knit up!

Begin with 1x1 twisted ribbing at the brim. Work up asymmetrical cables, separated by purled stitches, to get an unpredictable, stormy effect! The cabled sections are available in chart format as well as written. We decrease for the crown of the hat until a few stitches remain, then finish up and weave in ends, then we have a hat!

Small (large) for adult heads
Circumference: 17.5”/44.4cm (19.25”/48.8cm)
Height: 8”/20cm (8.25”/20.7cm)

Gauge in the round, repeat “Cables” written instructions or chart on page 3 (for large size) 2 times:
13.5 sts x 14 rows = 4” / 10cm

In stockinette: 9.5 sts x 14 rows = 4” / 10cm ** Your cable gauge may be different than mine even if your st st gauge is the same.


  • Knit, purl, cast-on
  • Cables
  • Decreases (p2tog, p2tog tbl)
  • Working in the round on circular needles
  • Working in the round on DPNs / with magic loop / with two circulars


  • US 15 / 10mm, 16”/40cm circulars or size to obtain gauge
  • Matching DPNs (or preferred tools) for working the crown


  • 1 Stitch Marker to mark round
  • 4 (5) Stitch Markers to mark repeats (optional)
  • Tapestry Needle
  • Cable Needle


  • 1 skein of bulky yarn, at least 100yd/92m. 100% wool suggested but not required.

Used in sample: 1 skein Baad Mom Yarn’s Sassenach (100% Merino Wool, 120yd / 100g skein); Sample uses Rainbow After the Storm colorway.