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Braided Cable Hat – Ravelympics 2010

March 2

There’s nothing like a good challenge to spice up life! I had a blast (in panicky sort of way) participating in Ravelry’s knitting mayhem otherwise known as Ravelympics 2010. Thousands of knitters make projects with the idea of casting on during the Olympics’ opening ceremony and being done by the closing ceremony. Knitters can choose different events to “compete” in – hats, afghans, sweaters or dozens of other categories.

I, of course, had to choose the Designer Biathlon. I love the biathlon events in the real Olympics, and I love to design. But here was the challenge –  to cast on, design a project, write the pattern for it, photograph it, have it tech edited, and then publish it during the allotted time. Whew!

Here’s the result!

I chose Cascade 220 as the yarn, since it comes in so many great colors. The braided cable cuff is made first. I include instructions for grafting stitches together in pattern. When the hat is complete, the cuff is folded up. The circumference is about 20″, which will fit most women.

You may download the pattern for free here:

3 Comments to

“Braided Cable Hat – Ravelympics 2010”

  1. On March 4th, 2010 at 3:28 pm mary Joyce Says:

    No wonder you were in a hurry to get everything done. It was the Olympics. The cable is great. I’m putting on the list for 100 Hats.

  2. On March 5th, 2010 at 12:14 pm Jack Lewis Says:

    Congratulations & well done! How generous of you to offer the pattern free! You’re an inspiration, Audrey, and I appreciate you.

  3. On March 5th, 2010 at 1:02 pm audknits Says:

    Kind words indeed from the guy who encouraged me when I did my very first design! Your artcles and insightful way of thinking still influence me all the time. Thank you!

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