Cashmere Ribbed Hat

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Midtown yarn store School Products carries the most beautiful, amazingly affordable bulk yarns in this whole city of knitters with too much disposable income. Also, the Russian couple who run the place are just about the cutest older people out there, and they know everything about knitting. Last year, I picked up some 6-ply cashmere yarn there for $50 per pound, intending to make a hat for my mom, which never materialized. This year I got around to it, but since I already bought my mom a cashmere hat, I kept it. It's warm and comfy, so it's nice despite being too close-fitting to look good on me with my big hair (Chris makes a nice model though, doesn't he?). I still have at least 3/4 of the original 1/2 pound of yarn I bought; hopefully it will be gone before 2005!

To make:
6-ply School Products cashmere, or 1-2 balls (approx) of DK weight yarn
16" circular needles, size 6
6 double-pointed needles, size 6
stitch marker

Women's M (Women's L or Men's M)

Cast on 80 (96) stitches.

Round 1: *P2, K2* repeat from * around.

Continue until piece measures 10" (or desired length) from beginning.

Change to double-pointed needles. Divide 80 (96) stitches into 5 (6) equal sections and start decreasing 1 stitch in each section every round, as follows:

In each section, work in pattern to last 3 stitches, k2tog, k1.
Repeat this every round until you have 10 (12) stitches.

Cut yarn, allowing a bit for weaving in end. Pull through stitches on needles and draw up tightly to fasten.

Posted by jessica at January 10, 2004 2:30 PM

That man in the picture looks a little sketchy to me. Please be careful.

- a reader

Posted by: Reader at January 10, 2004 11:16 PM

I am really impressed.

Posted by: MillerMom at January 11, 2004 7:46 PM

I want mine in black. I'm teasing.

Posted by: MillerMom at January 11, 2004 7:46 PM

oh yes, dear reader, he is a total thug.

Posted by: jessica at January 11, 2004 8:02 PM

thanks, MillerMom!

Posted by: jessica at January 11, 2004 8:04 PM