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The M107 Hat
Pattern designed by Janelle Wood
I made my husband a pair of fingerless gloves to wear during target practice. I decided he needed a matching hat. The result is this pattern. I just happened to finish knitting the hat on the day he finally got his Barrett M107, so that’s what he decided to name the pattern.
The hat fits a wide range of head sizes. It fits an adult man and a woman’s head size comfortably, thanks to the elasticity the cables provide.
Size 4 (3.5mm) 16 inch circular needle
Size 6 (4mm) 16 inch circular needle
Size 6 (4mm) DPNs or 40 inch circular
200 yards DK or Sportweight yarn (the example was knit in baby alpaca)
23 sts and 32 rows-4 inches stockinet stitch (5.75 sts per inch)
Horseshoe Cable sequence (worked over 12 sts)
Rnds 1, 2, 4, 5, 6, 7, and 8: K12
Rnd 3: C6B, C6F (slip 3 sts onto a cable needle and hold in back. K the next 3 sts, K the 3 stitches off the cable needle. Slip next 3 sts onto a cable needle and hold in front. K the next 3 sts, then K the 3 sts off the cable needle)
With Long Tail Cast On method and smaller needles, CO 120 sts
Place marker and join, begin working K2P2 ribbing in the round.
Work ribbed brim for 1.5 inches (4 cm) or 12 rounds
Next Round: Switch to larger needles and P6, *K12, P12 repeat from * until last 18 sts, K12, P6
Begin working Horseshoe cable sequence over the knit stitches
Work in established pattern until entire work measures 7 inches (18 cm), or desired length. (The example was knit to 6 inches then began decreases because my husband likes a shorter hat. Make it to your liking).
Begin decreases as follows:
Rnd 1: P1, P2tog, *K12, [P1, P2tog 4 times] repeat from * to last 16 sts: K12, [P1, P2tog twice]
Rnd 2: work even in pattern
Rnd 3: P4, *SSK, SSK, K4, K2tog, K2tog, P8 repeat from * to last 16 sts, Ssk, SSK, K4, K2tog, K2tog P4
Rnd 4: Work even in pattern (for me this was a cable round so I did C4B, C4F. Continue to work cable rounds where appropriate)
Rnd 5: (Switch to DPN’s or long circular for magic loop) P2tog twice, *K8, [P2tog twice] repeat from * to last 10 sts, K8, P2tog
Rnd 6: Work even in pattern
Rnd 7: P2, *SSK, SSK, K2tog, K2tog, P4 repeat from * to last 10 sts, Ssk, Ssk, K2tog, K2tog, P2
Rnd 8: Work even in pattern
Rnd 9: Work even in pattern
Rnd 10: P2tog, *K4, [P2tog twice] repeat from * to last 6 sts, K4, P2tog
Rnd 11: P1, *SSK, K2tog, P2 repeat from * to last 5 sts, SSK, K2tog, P1.
Place last P stitch on first needle and continue as follows:
Rnd 12: *P2tog, K2tog, repeat from *
Cut yarn, leaving a 12 inch tail. Draw yarn through remaining sts, pulling tight to close. Weave in ends, wash and block as desired.
To make this hat in Worsted weight, use size 5 (3.74mm) for the brim and size 7(4.5 mm) for the body of the hat. Cast on 96 sts instead of 120. Work pattern as written.
This pattern was intended for personal use only. Feel free to gift any finished projects made from this pattern. Selling projects made from this pattern is prohibited without the written consent of the designer.
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