With intertwining + winding cables like vines, Jude by Brenda K.B. Anderson is inspired by arbors dripping with ivy. The interlocking cable stitch is hypnotic and easy to memorize. Made in Weld, this hat is warm enough for a winter day, but wearable well into the the spring + fall.
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Designer: Brenda K.B. Anderson
Skill Level: 3 out of 5
Yarn: Hudson + West Co. Weld (70% U.S. Merino / 30% U.S. Corriedale; 200 yards [183 meters]; 1.76 oz [50 g]): mustard (mustard yellow), 2 skeins (all sizes).
Sizes 1 (2, 3, 4, 5, 6): 16.5 (17.5, 18.75, 20, 21.25, 22.25)” / 42 (44.5, 47.5, 51, 54, 56.5) cm finished circumference, unstretched; 8 (9.25, 9.75, 10, 10.5, 11)” / 20.5 (23.5, 25, 25.5, 26.5, 28) cm height. Hat shown is Size 4; hat fits best with 1-2” (2.5-5 cm) of negative ease.
Size A (for hat): Size US 1 (2.25 mm): 16” (40 cm]) circs, double-pointed needles (dpn), and spare circ for three needle join.
Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.
Stitch markers or locking stitch markers (m); cable needle (cn); smooth waste yarn; tapestry needle; Size D/3 / 3.25 mm crochet hook.
28 sts and 38 rows = 4” (10 cm) in 3x1 Rib on Size A needle, after blocking.
24 sts and 40 rnds (2 cable repeats) = 2.25” / 6 cm wide and 4” (10 cm) tall in cable stitch pattern, blocked.
Decreasing; cabling with or without a cable needle; crochet-chain provisional cast on; three needle join.
About the Designer
Brenda K. B. Anderson crochets and knits on her end of the couch after her kids have gone to bed. She is the author of Beastly Crochet and Crochet Ever After and can never resist starting new yarn-y projects. Brenda believes that inside every ball of yarn there is a lovable creature waiting to be let out. Find her on Ravelry as yarnville.