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Niamh is a Hat that will take you on a journey through sideways cables, and along the way you’ll explore short rows and button bands too. This pretty and practical Hat won’t disappoint, either in it’s construction or its wearing.

130 [178, 233] yd/118 [162, 212] m
36yd/33m for a 6x6in/15x15cm swatch in St.St.
DK weight, plied yarn.

Needles & Notions
Pair 3.75mm/UK9/US5 straight needles or size needed to obtain gauge
5 x 0.75in/2cm buttons
Stitch marker as necessary
Cable needle
Tapestry needle

Sample details
Shown in Biggan Design First Cross Merino DK
[115yd/105m per 50g; 100% Merino]

Shown in size 21in/53.25cm on model with 21.5in/54.5cm circumference head

22 sts x 32 rows to 4in/10cm on 3.75mm needles over St.St.
28 sts x 32 rows to 4in/10cm on 3.75mm needles over Cable pattern

To fit size: 18 [21, 24] in/45.75 [53.25, 61] cm
Finished size: 15 [18, 21] in/38 [45.75, 53.25] cm

Skills required
Knit & purl sts, short rows (w&t), cables, picking up sts, buttonholes, stretchy bind-off

Pattern contents
Written & charted instructions; illustrated tutorial for Short Rows


First published September 2012 by Cooperative Press; republished May 2015

PDF file size: 3.2MB

Product code: WW126KNiamh

Technical editor: Heather Murray