Everyone needs a cabled hat and this one combines classic looks with fun to work crown shaping and bobbles.
Ilo is worked in the round from the bottom up. Instructions are given for the neat beanie style or watch-cap with folded brim. The ribbing on both versions is deep enough to cover the ears, and flows into the cable pattern in a pleasing way. Bobbles not your thing? Try taking them out and working the diamonds in a textured pattern such as moss stitch. Shown in De Rerum Natura Gilliatt in Nuit, the rounded 3-ply structure is our favourite for thick 3 dimensional cables. Ilo was originally knit in Julie Asselin’s Nurtured, a rounded, puffy yarn that gives an incredible three dimensional effect to the cables.
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Shown in De Rerum Natura Gilliatt (100% Merino, 273 yds / 250m, 100g) in Nuit
Shown in Julie Asselin Nurtured (100% fine Wool, 130yds / 118m, 56g) in Homme Fort [Irma]
Needles and notions
Size A: US 8 / 5mm 16" / 40cm circular and dpns or preferred needles for working small circumferences in the rnd, Size B: US 6 / 4mm 16" / 40cm circularFor watchcap only: Size C: US 7 / 4.5mm 16" / 40cm circular
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