The Cupola hat combines plush ribbing, an intricate diamond cable and a classic tweed yarn to create a timeless winter accessory for men and women.
Choose a heavy worsted or aran-weight yarn in a solid or mostly solid color, like (a) the blend of Merino wool and cashmere in the elegant gray tweed of Valley Yarns Taconic or (b) the vibrant green glow of domestic Merino wool in Jill Draper Makes Stuff Hudson yarn, to ensure that the hat is especially warm and soft.
The hat is worked in one piece in the round from the brim to the top. The cable pattern is written and charted!
Small (Medium, Large)
Finished Brim Circumference (unstretched):
16 (18¾, 21¼)” / 40.75 [47.5, 54] cm
Aran-weight yarn at 125 yds [114.5 m] per approx 50 g [1.75 oz]: 250 yds / 229 m for single brim for all sizes OR 250 (250, 375) / 229 [229, 243.5] m for double brim
» Medium size shown in Valley Yarns Taconic (70% Merino Wool/ 30% Cashmere; 125 yds [114.5 m] per approx 50 g [1.75 oz]): “Light Gray.”
» Medium size also shown in Jill Draper Makes Stuff – Hudson Made in the USA!: “Bottle” (two skeins).
» Yardage estimates do NOT include yardage for pom-pom.
US size 5 (3.75 mm) 16” circ needle (for optional tubular cast-on)
US size 6 (4 mm) 16” circ needle (for brim)
US size 7 (4.5 mm) 16” circ needle and DPNs, or size needed to get gauge
Stitch markers; cable needle; yarn needle; pom-pom maker (optional)
24 sts and 31 rnds = 4” in 2×2 Rib with size 7 (4.5 mm) needles (unstretched), *after* blocking
18 sts and 27 rnds = 2 3/8” wide and 3 3/4” high in Cable Panel with size 7 (4.5 mm) needles, *after* blocking
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