Knitting pattern: messy bun hat. The Simple Cable Messy Bun Hat combines elements of two of my previous patterns (the Simple Cable Beanie & the Aran Messy Bun Hat) - hopefully to good effect!
This Simple Cable Messy Bun Hat is knit in the round, on one size of needles (5mm/US8). It would be suitable as a first cable project, given that the cabling pattern is not overly complicated.
The hat is sized for an adult, with 3 sizes given, but instructions are given on adjusting the stitch count to create a smaller or larger hat. Gauge is not hugely important for this beanie; the ribbing creates a comfortable fit. I would suggest being guided by the needle size suggested on your Aran wool.
The hats pictured were all knit from one skein of yarn, but the yardage varied a little between the skeins (one hat was comfortable knit from one skein, but I got worried I would run out of yarn with one of the other hats!)
All hats pictured measure 8 inches/20.5 cm from brim to crown. In all hats, the hole at the top measures 7 inches/18 cm in circumference.
Knitter’s sewing needle/Tapestry needle for weaving in ends
I have just added a matching mitten pattern: https://www.etsy.com/ie/listing/1333367627/simple-cable-mittens-mitten-knitting?click_key=5691967bbde66daa539eeea9546825f8aa375551%3A1333367627&click_sum=cb0b52f5&ref=shop_home_active_1&sts=1
I’m a knitter from the Aran Islands and love adapting traditional Aran motifs to work in more modern styles; I am delighted to have my own original designs now available here : )
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Oct 21, 2021
Really like this pattern. Easy & fashionable.