As you might have guessed Liana cable hat is based off of Liana stitch that I find so charming. Its elegant slim stitches twisting with each other remind of a sea horse and long overdue seaside vacation. Well, I don’t think it’s going to happen anytime soon with all the craziness around Covid, but we can at least dream about it. What these cables look like to you? Share your thoughts in the comments.
Knitting materials and knitting tools:
<> 16” Circular Knitting Needles 4.5 mm (US7/UK7) for ribbing part and 5 mm (US8/UK6) for the body part;
<> Schaffhauser Wolle SUPERSTAR yarn (DK) – 83% Acrylic, 17% Viscose, Color # 82, 50 grams – 100 meters – in total 3 balls;
Knit hat size:
Gauge: 16-17 sts – 4 inches (10 cm) – in stockinette
Adult / Teen – 53-56 cm
Note for knitters:
Knit in two strands of yarn.
Common abbreviations of knitting stitches:
k – knit
p – purl
st(s) – stitch(es)
k2tog – knit two together
p2tog – purl two together
sel s – selvage stitch: always slip the first stitch purlwise, work to the last stitch, purl the last stitch
Cable 3 Back (C3B): Slip next 3 stitches to the extra needle and hold in back of work, p1, k1, p1 from the left-hand needle, p1, k1, p1 from the extra needle.
Cable 3 Front (C3F): Slip next 3 stitches to the extra needle and hold in front of work, p1, k1, p1 from the left-hand needle, p1, k1, p1 from the extra needle.
skpo – Slip, Knit, Pass Over: Slip one stitch to the right needle knitwise, knit in the next stitch and drop this stitch off the left needle, insert the left needle into the slipped stitch, pass it over the knit stitch and it’s done
Liana cable knit hat:
Using smaller size circular needles, cast on 76 stitches. Cast on 1 extra stitch if you are using invisible joining method.
Place marker and join in round. Rib k1, p1 until beanie reaches 14 cm if you want a folded brim, or 7 cm if you want a hat without brim.
Body of the Liana knit hat:
Change to larger needles. In the next round we are going to increase by adding 26 stitches evenly around. To do this I have divided the total number of stitches in 2 parts (use stitch marker as a helper) and added 13 stitches from one side and 13 stitches from other side. To increase use any technique you know. I am going to use knit one below increase.
The total number of stitches is 102. It could be less or more depending on the yarn weight but it should be divisible by 6.
Round 1: [p1, k1, p2, k1, p1] – repeat till the end of round.
Rounds 2-7: repeat Round 1.
Round 8: C3F– repeat till the end of round.
Round 9: [p1, k1, p2, k1, p1] – repeat till the end of round.
Rounds 10-15: repeat Round 9.
Round 16: p1, k1, p1, [C3B] – repeat right leaning cable until you have 3 sts, slip next 3 stitches to the extra needle and hold in back of work, remove stitch marker, p1, k1, p1 from the left-hand needle, place marker back, p1, k1, p1 from the extra needle. (You have already knitted 3 stitches of the next round).
Repeat Rounds 1-16 until your work reaches desired length – 19 cm.
In my case I have repeated one more time Rounds 1-12 and reached the desired length.
Shaping the crown of Liana cable knit hat:
Round 1: [k2tog, p1] – repeat till the end of round.
Round 2-3: [k1, p1] – repeat till the end of round.
Round 4: [skpo, p2tog] – repeat till the end of round.
Round 5: [skpo] – repeat till the end of round.
Break the yarn leaving a long tail. Use hook or tapestry needle to thread this tail through remaining Pull tight and weave in ends.