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EARL GREY HAT & COWL

£5.00

HAT

Who doesn’t love a cabled hat? Add a pom pom and, in my book, you are always onto a winner. Clever combinations of four stitch cables weave their way beautifully up to the crown. The decreases are clean and simple meaning the crown is beautiful with or without a pom pom. Easy and quick to knit, this hat will be warming you up in no time. The cables are also great for practicing cabling without a cable needle. Available in three sizes, the perfect unisex cabled hat.

The tea: Earl Grey with its distinctive aroma and flavour is a firm favourite in our house. The signature citrus flavour comes from the addition of Bergamot oil to the tea leaves. Assumed to be named after the Charles Grey, the 2nd Earl Grey and British Prime Minister in the 1830s. Earl Grey tea is also reputed to have been used as a drinks mixer in Britain in the late 19th century.

Materials

Ginger’s Hand Dyed Super Sheep (Aran; 100% Bluefaced Leicester; 160m / 175 yds per 100g skein)
Shade: Selkie; 1 x 100g skein

Ginger’s Hand Dyed Super Sheep (Aran; 100% Bluefaced Leicester; 160m / 175 yds per 100g skein)
Shade: Little Cat Feet; 1 x 100g skein

4mm / US6 circular needle 40cm / 16in length (or 80cm / 32in length for magic loop)

5mm / US8 circular needle 40cm / 16in length (or 80cm / 32in length for magic loop)

5mm / US8 set of DPNs for crown decreases, or longer circular needle for magic loop

One stitch marker (or 6 (7, 8) stitch markers if you wish to mark each repeat
Tapestry needle
Cable needle

Gauge

22 sts and 26 rnds over 10cm / 4in of cable pattern worked in the rnd and blocked, using 5mm/ US8 needles

24 sts and 32 rows/rnds over 10cm / 4in of 1 x 1rib worked in the rnd and blocked, using 4mm/ US6 needles

Sizes

S (M, L)
To fit head circumference: 45 – 50 (50 – 55, 55 – 60)cm / 18-20 (20-22, 22-24)in
Finished hat circumference (unstretched): 38 (45, 51) cm / 15 (18, 20)in
Finished length from brim to crown: 22cm / 8.75in

COWL

Squishy cables wrapped around your neck are perfect for keeping the chill out. This cable pattern is much easier to knit than it looks and you will quickly find your rhythm. Available in two sizes, short or long, this is the perfect matching accessory for your Earl Grey hat.

Materials

Ginger’s Hand Dyed Super Sheep (Aran; 100% Bluefaced Leicester; 160m / 175 yds per 100g skein)
Shade: Little Cat Feet; 1 (2) x 100g skein(s)

5mm / US8 circular needle, 60 (100)cm / 24 (39)” length

One stitch marker (more if you want to keep track of each cable repeat)
Tapestry needle

Gauge

22sts and 26 rows to 10cm / 4” in cable pattern worked in the round, blocked, using larger needles.

Sizes

Short (Long)
Finished circumference (unstretched): 57 (114)cm / 22.5 (45)”
Finished height: 20cm / 8”