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Round 1: k2, p1, k2, p1, k2, p1, k2, p1; p1, k4, p1, k4, p2;

Fair Kate

 

Fair Kate 

(version  April 24, 2012)

Inspired on the hat from the Fairly Legal TV-series

Reverse engineered by Thelma Egberts

 

Does the cabled hat that lawyer Kate Reed wears in tv-series Fairly Legal take your breath away? This pattern intends to copy that hat as well as possible. The pattern combines ribbing with cables.  That’s what gives it that special rosebud-like look.

 

SIZE

One (women’s)

 

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS

The following sizes are measured unstretched:
Brim: width 21,5 cm (43 cm circumference); height: 3 cm;
Cabled body: 17,5 cm (35 cm circumference);

Total height of hat: 19,5 cm

 

MATERIALS

Less than 1 skein (50 g) of light fingering yarn (3 ply)
1 set of  4 or 5 dpn’s size 2,5 mm
1 set of  4 or 5 dpn’s size 3 mm
1 cable needle

GAUGE

Brim (needle size 2,5 mm): 40 sts is 10 inch, 12 rounds is 3 cm
Cable pattern (needle size 3 mm): 24 rounds is 5,5 cm/24 sts is 5 cm (unstretched)

22 sts/32 rows = 4" in stockinet stitch

 

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PATTERN NOTES

This hat has a lot of negative ease. It stretches a lot when worn, to show the cable pattern at its best.
Tip: Use a stretchy cast on, like cabled cast on.

USED ABBREVEATIONS: 
CO: cast on
BO: bind off
k: knit
p: purl
st/sts: stitch(es)
k1tbl: knit through back loop
ktog: knit together
ptog: purl together
ssk:
slip, slip, knit slipped stitches together
tbl: through back loop


SPECIFIC STITCHES
Cable pattern over 24 sts (2 cables of 12  sts) and 24 rounds:

Cable A
Slip 2 sts (k2) on cable needle in front of work. P1. K2 from cable needle.

Cable B
(over sts that appear as:  p1, k4, p1, k4, p2):
Slip 5 sts on cable needle (p1, k4) and hold in back of work. P1, k4, work sts (p1, k4) from cable needle.

Cable C
Slip 1 st (p) on cable needle in back of work, k2, p1 from cable needle.

PATTERN
Repeat all pattern instructions till end of round.

BRIM
CO 144 sts on 3 or 4 needles size 2,5 mm.
Round 1 – 12 : k1tbl, p1.

BODY OF HAT
Switch to needle size 3,0 mm. Increase 24 sts in first round like this: k5, kfb, repeat till end. Now work 2 rounds k2, p1. From here follow chart or work written pattern repeats.

Round 1:  cable A, k2, p1, k2, Cable C, p1; k2, p1, k2, p1, k2, p1, k2 , p1.
Round 2: p1, k4, p1, k4, p2, k2, p1, k2, p1, k2, p1, k2 , p1.
Round 3: Cable B, p2; k2, p1, k2, p1, k2, p1, k2 , p1.
Round 4,5, 6, 7, 8, 9: p1, k4, p1, k4, p2, k2, p1, k2, p1, k2, p1, k2 , p1.
Round 10: Cable B, p2, k2, p1, k2, p1, k2, p1, k2, p1
Round 11: p1, k4, p1, k4, p2, k2, p1, k2, p1, k2, p1, k2, p1

Round 12: Cable C, k2, p1, k2, cable A, p1, k2, p1, k2, p1, k2, p1, k2, p1
Round 13: k2, p1, k2, p1, k2, p1, k2, p1, Cable A, k2, p1, k2, Cable C, p1
Round 14: k2, p1, k2, p1, k2, p1, k2, p2; k4, p1, k4, p2
Round 15: k2, p1, k2, p1, k2, p1, k2, p1; Cable B, p2
Round 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21: k2, p1, k2, p1, k2, p1, k2, p2, k4, p1, k4, p2.
Round 22: k2, p1, k2, p1, k2, p1, k2, p1; Cable B, p2.
Round 23: k2, p1, k2, p1, k2, p1, k2, p2, k4, p1, k4, p2.
Round 24: k2, p1, k2, p1, k2, p1, k2, p1; Cable C, k2, p1, k2, Cable A, p1.

Repeat round 1 – 24 one more time.

CROWN


 

(Work instructions till end of round)

Round 1: Cable A,  k2, p1, k2, Cable C, p1, k2, p1, k2 , p1, k2, p1, k2, p1  Slip last st of round purl wise to left needle. 

Round 2: p2tog, k4, p1, k4, p2tog; k2, p1, k2, p1, k2, p1, k2.
Round 3: Cable B, p1; k2, p1, k2, p1, k2, p1, k2.
Round 4: p1, k3, p3tog, k3, p1;  k2, p1, k2, p1, k2, p1, k2.
Round 5: p1, k3, p1, k3, p1; k2, p1, k2, p1, k2, p1, k2.
Round 6: p1, k2, p3tog, k2, p1; k2, p1, k2, p1, k2, p1, k2.
Round 7: p1, k2, till end.
Round 8: p1, k1, p3tog, k1, p1; k2, p1, k2, p1, k2, p1, k2
Round 9: p1, k1, p1, k1, p1; k2, p1, k2, p1, k2, p1, k2.
Round 10:  p1, k3tog, p1; cable A, k2, p1, k2, Cable C. 
Round 11: p1, k1, p2, k4, p1, k4, p1;
Round 12: p3tog, cable B, p1
Round 13: p2, k4, p1, k4, p. Slip last st of round purl wise to left needle.
Round 14: p3tog, k4, p1, k4
Round 15: p1, k4.
Round 16: p1, k3, p3tog, k3
Round 17: p1, k3.
Round 18: p1, k2, p3tog, k2
Round 19: p1, k2.
Round 20: p1, k1, k3tog, k1
Round 21: p1, k3tog.
Cut yarn, thread yarn end through remaining sts, pull tight and secure.

FINISHING
Cut yarn, thread yarn end through remaining sts, pull tight and secure.
Tug in yarn end. Block if you want. 

 

CHARTS FOR FAIR KATE 

Explanation of Key symbols

Cable A
Slip 2 sts (k2) on cable needle in front of work. P1. K2 from cable needle.

Cable B
Slip 5 sts on cable needle (p1, k4) and hold in back of work. P1, k4, work sts (p1, k4) from cable needle.

Cable C
Slip 1 sts (p) on cable needle in back of work, k2, p1 from cable needle.

Special st (crown)
* Slip last st of round purl wise to left needle without knitting it. ( In the next round the * symbol implies the slipped st of the previous round.)

Note: don’t let the explanation of some symbols confuse you. When you read k1/p1, a k1 is meant. Same for p1, k2tog, k3tog, and p3tog. This is a problem with the chart maker I cannot fix.