PDF Knitting Patterns: Keelback Set, a hat and fingerless mitts set with a unique construction

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****IMPORTANT NOTE: This listing is for two PDF patterns to make the items pictured, not the finished items. Please read the listing carefully; no refunds will be given on digital downloads.****

The Keelback Hat and Mitts are highly textured, easy-to-wear, and fun to knit!

Both are worked with an unusual construction to challenge the knitter. A cabled band is worked first on both the hat and mitts, and then stitches are picked up from the top and bottom for ribbing and the main body of the pattern.

The hat and mitt patterns are also available for individual download in my Etsy store (but you save 15% by buying the set!).

SIZES: Medium (Large)

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS:
HAT: Finished hat circumference: 20.25 (22.25)” or 51.5 (56.5) cm; to fit heads from 21-22 (23-24)” or 53.5-56 (58.5-61) cm

MITTS:Finished palm circumference: 7.25 (8.25)” / 18.5 (21) cm; Length for both sizes: 7.75” / 19.5 cm

YARN: Madelinetosh Tosh Merino DK (100% merino; 225 yds/206 m per skein); 1 skein for hat, 1 skein for mitts; color Grey Garden

NEEDLES:
HAT: US #5 / 3.75 mm circular needle, 16” long; US #6 / 4.0 mm circular needle, 16” long; US #6 / 4.0 mm double-pointed needles, set of 4 or 5

MITTS: US #5 / 3.75 mm double-pointed needles, set of 4 or 5; US #6 / 4.0 mm double-pointed needles, set of 4 or 5

NOTIONS: Cable needle, yarn needle, 5 stitch markers, smooth waste yarn. Optional: crochet hook in size US #7 4.5 mm or US #8 5.0 mm, if using crochet provisional cast on

GAUGE: 32 sts/32 rows = 4 inches/10 cm in Small Cables pattern on larger needles; 24 sts/32 rows = 4 inches/10 cm in stockinette stitch on larger needles

Important Gauge Note: Because the cable panel is worked sideways, row gauge is more important for proper fit than stitch gauge for this pattern. Make sure you knit a swatch and check your gauge carefully.

SKILLS NEEDED: Working in the round, cabling, three-needle bind off, picking up sts, basic decreases, provisional cast on