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Kabouter is the Dutch word for elf or gnome, and describes this Hat perfectly!

A deep garter stitch Brim feeds into a stylised pixie Crown with cables running up the side of the Hat. Topped with an I-cord, Kabouter is full of whimsy. Worked in the round and bottom up, this Hat is provided in 4 sizes.

Available as a single pattern or as part of the Playful Woolly Toppers collection.

Yarn A: 33 [42, 51, 64] yd/ 31 [39, 47, 59] m
Yarn B: 40 [49, 58, 69] yd/ 37 [45, 53, 63] m
31yd/29m for a 6x6in/15x15cm swatch in St.St Worsted weight, plied yarn.

Needles & Notions
Set 4mm/UK8/US6 DPNs/Circular or size needed to obtain gauge
Stitch marker as necessary
Tapestry needle
Cable needle

Sample details
Shown in Cascade 220
[220yd/201m per 100g; 100% Wool]

Shown in size 19in/48.25cm on model with 20in/51cm circumference head

20 sts x 28 rows to 4in/10cm on 4mm needles over St.St.
20 sts x 38 rows to 4in/10cm on 4mm needles over Garter St.

To fit sizes: 16 [18, 19, 21] in/ 40.75 [45.75, 48.25, 53.25] cm
Finished size: 14.5 [16, 17.5, 19.25] in/ 36.5 [40.75, 44.5, 49] cm

Skills required
Knit & purl sts, knitting in the round, increases & decreases, I-cords, cables

Pattern contents
Written instructions; illustrated tutorial for Cabling without a needle & I-cords


Published November 2012

PDF file size: 3.4MB, image res. 300DPI

Product code: WW182KKabouter

Technical editors: Heather Murray & Tana Pageler