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A close fitting hat with cables inspired by ancient Pictish and Celtic artwork.

The cabled band is worked first, flat, then grafted together. The crown stitches are then picked up around the edge of the band and worked in the round.


M [L] – to fit head circumference of 20-21 [22-23]˝/(51-54 [56-58.5] cm)

Finished Measurements

Circumference: 20.5 [22.5]˝/(52 [57]) cm
Height: 7.5 [8]˝/(19 [20.5]) cm


• 4.0 mm/US size 6 needles (or size needed to obtain gauge) for preferred method of working small diameters in the round (e.g. double-pointed needles, long circular needle for magic loop or two circular needles)
• Cable needle
• 160 [200] yds (146 [183] m) of DK weight yarn (grey-blue sample shown in Blacker Classic DK)
• Waste yarn in contrasting colour
• Tapestry needle
• Four stitch markers

Skills required

• Complex cabling
• Provisional cast-on
• Grafting (directions are given for grafting in pattern)
• Picking up sts
• Simple decreases