Slouchy adult sized hat.
180 yards of a DK yarn. I used one skein of o-Wool 2 ply classic with a strand of Kid Seta Mohair.
US 4 circular knitting needle; US 7 circular knitting needle; set of 5 US 7 Double pointed needle
6 stitches per inch using us 7 Needles in the cable pattern.
M1: Make one. Simple increase using the bar between the two stitches to create a new stitch.
CB8: Slip next 4 stitches onto a cable needle and hold in back, k4 and then k4 from cable needle.
SSK: slip next two stitches as if to knit, stick left hand needle into the front of these stitches and then knit them.
K2tog: knit the next two stitches together
PM: place marker
SM: slip marker
Using the smaller needle, cast on 120 stitches, place marker and joing the round taking care not to twist the stitches.
Row 1: *K1, P1 repeat from * across round. Repeat row 1 until brim measure 1 1/2".
Increase row: *k3, m1 repeat from * to end of row, 160 stitches. Change to larger circular needle and knit 1 row.
Now start the cable pattern as follows:
Rounds 1: *k2, p2, k2, p2, k2, p2, k8, p2, k2, p2, k2, p2, k2 repeat from * to end of round.
Rounds 2-9: same as round 1
Round 10: *k2, p2, k2, p2, k2, p2, CB8, p2, k2, p2, k2, p2, k2 repeat from * to end of round.
Repeat rows 1-10 until bereet measures 4 1/2" from cast on. Try to end on either a round 1 or 10.
Next round: work pattern and place a marker every 32 stitches.
Decreasing for the crown -- just remember as you decrease to keep in the cable pattern rounds 1-10.
Decrease rounds: *k2tog, work in cable pattern until 2 stitches before next marker, ssk, slip marker repeat from * to end of round.
Even rounds: Work in pattern across round.
Repeat the last two rounds, working 2 less stitches between every marker, every other round until you have 8 stitches between each marker.
Next round: *k2tog twice, ssk twice repeat from * to end of round.
Work one round even.
Last round: *k2tog, ssk repeat from * to end of round.
Cut yarn leaving 4" tail. Pull tail thru remaining stitches and weave in ends on the underside. Weave in ends at the cast on edge.