Vagabondo is my new hat pattern: a simple beanie with an interesting fabric created by wandering cables.
Vagabondo is the beginning of my experimentation with wandering cables and also a playful investigation into asymmetry within symmetry, a concept that is evolving in my head and that I would love to express in my knitting and sewing world.
Vagabondo means wanderer in Italian and it represents what this cables are doing: wandering around your head, creating a unique textured fabric.
(My son, who’s modelling the hat, is known to have a very big head, that’s why the hat is an adult size!)
You will need:
Approx 70 g , 134 m / 147 yd any Worsted-weight yarn
Sample is knit in:
Malabrigo Rios, 100% superwash merino
Colour: 035 Frank Ochre
1 stitch marker
Tapestry needle to weave in ends
4 mm (US size 6) AND 4.5 mm (US size 7), 40 cm / 16” circular needles, or size to obtain correct gauge
And on the technical side:
19 sts and 31 rows over 10cm / 4” in stockinette stitch on bigger needles, wet blocked.
Gauge is crucial for this project, and it will determine yarn usage and final measurements
Cast on, knitting, purling, basic decreases
To fit head circumferences:
53-58 cm / 21-23”
Finished hat circumference:
42 cm / 16.5”
22 cm / 8.5”
Until the end of February 2019, Vagabondo is on offer with a wonderful 25% off, with code: VAGA25
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