Saxon Braid Hat by Rachel McKinney
I decided not to send this pattern in to Knitty, so I've published it here and on Ravelry for your enjoyment. It's my Saxon Braid Hat :) It features a cable that's knit sideways around the hat and stitches that are picked up to finish the hat to the top, all in your luscious sock yarn of choice.
One skein Pace fingering weight yarn, or the sock yarn of your choice
Size 2/2.75 mm dpns and circular needle and straight needles (dpns can work as straight needles)
Sl 2 sts to cn, hold in back, k2 from left needle, k2 from cn
Sl 2 sts to cn, hold in front, k2 from left needle, k2 from cn
Sl1 sts to cn, hold in back, k2 from left needle, k2 from cn
Sl2 sts to cn, hold in front, k2 from left needle, k2 from cn
With straight needles or two dpns, CO 30 sts using Long Tail CO.
Starting with Row 16 (K,p,k,p,work chart,p,k,p,k).
Repeat, working seed stitch border and completing the chart pattern 10 times, ending with row 16.
Bind off. Seam.
With circular needle, pick up and knit 112.
K around 20 times.
When too few sts remain, switch to dpns.
(Ssk, k11) around.
(Ssk, k10) around.
Continue in this manner until (Ssk, k1) around.
Cut yarn. Thread through rem. sts. Weave in ends. Wash and block.