Crochet Cable Hat by Linda Permann
This hat as alway been on my To Do list: The atomic hat by Linda Permann. The crochet cables seemed a little intimidating at first. I saw it again in a German crochet magazine and decided it was time to crochet the cable hat over this Christmas.
Pattern Atomic hat – a crochet cable hat – by Linda Permann, published in Interweave Crochet – Fall 2011. The digital edition for downloading is still available at Interweave.
The pattern comes with a symbol chart. I hardly had to look at the written pattern at all, because the crochet chart was sufficient for me :-)
For the beige version I chose a thicker yarn and changed the pattern slightly for this hat: I omitted 2 pattern repeats and started with 70 foundation crochet stitches. The pattern for the beige hat is also shortened with 2 pattern repeats, because the thick yarn makes a great length very fast.
Yarn Since I made 2 hats I chose 2 very different yarns:
Blue Hat 2 skeins Cool Wool Melange by Lana Grossa. This is a sport weight yarn. A nice and soft yarn, that makes a warm and dense hat. (I crochet tightly). The color is somewhat dark and the crochet cables are not so visible… A 100 % merino yarn, 50g – 160 m. Color: #128 jeans blue. Unfortunately the yarn has a tendency to split while crocheting. I used a 3 mm hook – US: 2/C for the blue version.
Beige Hat 2 skeins Bio Lana from Mondial. 100% organic wool, 50 g – 100 m, color: #341 beige. This is a bulky weight yarn. The thicker yarn called for a thicker crochet hook, 5 mm – US: 8/H. I love how the beautiful crochet cables came out in this light color! I will probably crochet a longer version one day with a thick yarn.
If you consider making this hat, my tutorial about Substituting Yarn may be helpful for you.
I can really recommend this project! It is made in 2 afternoons when I used the thick yarn.
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