Yarn Along–Perdrix Pattern Premiere

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It’s finally ready!  This is a pattern that I’ve been working on since November and I’m so excited that it is now available!

I’ve named this hat Perdrix in honor of the noble partridge whose lovely striated plumage I am reminded of when I look at the alternating wide and narrow cables.  Originally designed to be knit in Knit Picks Galileo–a sport weight, 50% merino/50% viscose from bamboo yarn–the bamboo makes it especially cool and soft to wear in warmer months.

The hat is slightly slouchy, fun and easy to wear, and is available in three sizes to fit the whole family!  I have provided the instructions both with charts and written out line by line, as I know many knitters have a strong preference one way or the other.  I have also created a Video Tutorial about cabling these particular cables without a cable needle for your convenience, if that is a technique you’d like to learn!

The Particulars:
Sizes:  Baby (child, adult)

Measurements: 14” (16”, 18”) in circumference unstretched at widest point—Meant to be worn with up to 4” negative ease. From CO edge to top of hat, measured while hat is lying flat: 7” (8 1/2”, 9 1/2”)

Yarn: Knit Picks Galileo (50% merino wool, 50% viscose from bamboo, 131 yards per 50 g ball); 1 (2, 2) balls

Yardage: approx. 120 (150, 200) yards

Needles: 3.5mm/US size 4 & 4mm/US size 6 needles* for working a small circumference in the round: DPNs, 1 long circ magic loop, or 2 short circs

Notions: cable needle, 1 stitch marker, if desired

Gauge: 32 sts & 32 rows = 4” in pattern swatched in the round on 4mm/US size 6 needles.

I hope you’ll pick up a copy and knit one up for yourself or someone special!  This is my new favorite hat!

Linking up with Ginny and all of my wonderful yarnie friends for Yarn Along!

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