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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.


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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: WW102KNiamh

Technical editor: Heather Murray