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Merry Christmas from Farm Fairy Fiber! As a little Christmas treat, I whipped up this pattern. Knitted in buttery Malabrigo Mecha, this hat is perfect to keep you warm and cozy this winter.

Materials:

1 skein Malabrigo Mecha (pictured in 049, Jupiter)

5mm 16″ circular needle

6.5mm 16″ circular needle (or size needed to achieve gauge)

6.5mm DPNs

Gauge:

13.5 stitches = 4″ in stockinette stitch on larger needles

Legend

C2B: slip next stitch to cable need, hold to back. Knit next stitch off left hand needle, then knit stitch off cable needle.

C2L: slip next stitch to cable needle, hold to front. Purl next stitch off left hand needle, then knit stitch off of cable needle.

C2R: slip next stitch to cable needle, hold to back.  Knit next stitch off left hand needle, then purl next stitch off of cable needle.

C3L: Slip next stitch to cable needle, hold to front. Purl next two stitches off left hand needle, then knit stitch off cable needle.

C3R: Slip next two stitches onto cable needle, hold to back. Knit next stitch off of the left hand needle, then purl two stitches off cable needle.

Directions:

On smaller needle, cast on 75 stitches. Place marker and join to work in the round.

Row 1: *p2, k2, p1*, repeat to end of round

Row 2: *p2, C2B, p1*, repeat to end of round

Repeat rows 1 and 2 twice more (6 rows total)

Switch to bigger needles.

Row 7: *p2, k2, pfb* to end of row (15 stitches increased)

Row 8: *p2, C2B. p2* to end of round

Row 9: *p2, k2, p2* to end of round

Row 10: *C3R, C3L, p2, C2B, p4, C2B, p2* to end of round

Row 11: *k1, p4, k1, p2, k2, p4, k2, p2* to end of round

Row 12: *k1, p4, k1, p2, C2B, p4, C2B, p2* to end of round

Row 13: *C2L, p2, C2R, p2, k2, p4, k2, p2*

Row 14: *p1, k1, p2, k1, p3, C2B, p4, C2B, p3*

Row 15: *p1, C2L, C2R, p3, k2, p4, k2, p2*

Row 16: *p2, k2, p4, C2B, p4 C2B, p2*

Row 17: *p2, k2, p2*

Row 18: *p2, C2B, p4, C2B, p2, C3R, C3L*

Row 19: *p2, k2, p4, k2, p2, k1, p4, k1*

Row 20: *p2, C2B, p4, C2B, p2, k1, p4, k1*

Row 21: *p2, k2, p4, k2, p2, C2L, p2, C2R*

Row 22: *p2, C2B, p4, C2B, p3, k1, p2, k1, p1*

Row 23: *p2, k2, p4, k2, p3, C2L, C2R, p1*

Row 24: *p2, C2B, p4, C2B, p4, k2, p2*

Row 25: *p2, k2, p4, k2, p4, k2, p2*

Row 26: *p2, C2B, p2, C3R, C3L,p2, C2B, p2,*

Row 27: *p2, k2, p2, k1, p4, k1, p2, k2, p2*

Row 28: *p2, C2B, p2, k1, p4, k1, p2, C2B, p2*

Row 29: *p2, k2, p2, C2L, p2, C2R, p2, k2, p2*

Row 30: *p2, C2B, p3, k1, p2, k1, p3, C2B, p2*

Row 31: *p2, k2, p3, C2L, C2R, p3, k2, p2*

Row 32: *p2, C2B, p4, k2, p4, C2B, p2*

Begin decrease rows.  Change to DPNs when necessary.

Row 33: *p2, k2, p4, k2tog, p4, k2, p2*

Row 34: *C3R, C3L, p2, k1, p2tog, p2, C2B, p2*

Row 35: *k1, p4, k1, p2, k1, p2tog, p1, k2, p2*

Row 36: *k1, p4, k1, p2, k1, p2, k2tog, p2*

Row 37: *C2L, p2, C2R, p2tog, k1, p2, k1, p2*

Row 38: *p1, k1, p2, k1, p2, k1, p2, k1, p2tog*

Row 39: *p1, C2L, C2R, p2tog, k1, p2, k1, p1*

Row 40: *p2tog, k2, p2, k1, p2, k1, p1*

Row 41: *p1, k2tog, p2, k1, p2, k1, p1*

Row 42: *p2, p2tog, k1, p2, k1, p1*

Row 43: *p2tog, p1, k1, p2, k1, p1*

Row 44: *p2tog, k1, p2, k1, p1*

Row 45: *p1, p2tog, p1, k1, p1*

Row 46: *p2tog, p1, k1, p1*

Row 47: *p2tog, k1, p1*

Break yarn, draw through remaining stitches.  Pull tight, sew in ends.

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