Kate Atherley

for Wise Hilda Knits   2015

2015-14 Genus Araneus Hat

For years I’ve adored the Spider cable pattern in Barbara Walker’s ‘Charted Knitting Designs’ A Third Treasury of Knitting Patterns (the yellow one).
As Hallowe’en approaches, a hat seemed like an excellent application for it.

Sized for kids and adults; suitable for knitters with experience working in the round, and working cables from charts.

Optional two-colour ribbing adds a bit of fun, and is a good way to use up leftovers – but it works just as well in a single colour.

(Note: this is an update of a pattern I published in 2009. The decrease and the fit have been improved. If you bought the original, contact me and I'll send you an update.)

Pattern Detail

  • spider pattern is charted
  • no schematics
  • no sewing
  • fall/winter
  • no sewing, circular
  • kids' (adult small, adult large) -18 (20, 22) inch circumference
  • digital PDF has 3 pages
  • intermediate
    • 4 x 4 in
    • 4.0 mm
    • US 6
    • 22.0 st st
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