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A Year of Giving - April - Cantata - Hackensack

For April, I made another hat in Cantata - a fun, multi-season yarn with a unique construction (a cotton cage with superwash wool blown inside). A heathery-denim look pairs well with great stitch definition in this soft, lightweight yarn. The stitch pattern is a swirling, slightly lacy rib that moves in a diagonal direction.
We will be giving away 3 kits of 2 skeins each (enough to make 2 hats) - 2 through Facebook and 1 here on the Blog. To enter on the Blog, comment with your favorite color of Cantata. The winner will be selected on Monday, April 22, 2019 at 3 pm PST.

  • 1 hank Cantata (70% Cotton/30% Merino Wool - 218 yds/100 g) - #13 (Purple)
  • US 7 - 16" circular needles
  • US 9 - 16" circular needles and DPNs
  • Stitch Marker
  • Yarn Needle (to weave in ends)

  • K: Knit
  • P: Purl
  • K2tog: Knit 2 together
  • YO: Yarn over
Teen/Small Adult, Med/Large Adult

With US 7, Cast on 80, 96 sts
Join in the round, careful not to twist
Place marker to show beginning of round
Work P4, K4 until 1.5", 2" from cast-on edge

Change to US 9

P4, K12 for 2 rounds

Start pattern:
Row 1: P4, K1, P1, K1, P1, K1, K2tog, P1, K1, P1, K1, YO, K1
Row 2: P4, K1, P1, K1, P1, K2tog, P1, K1, P1, K1, YO, K2
Row 3: P4, K1, P1, K1, K2tog, P1, K1, P1, K1, YO, P1, K2
Row 4: P4, K1, P1, K2tog, P1, K1, P1, K1, YO, K1, P1, K2
Row 5: P4, K1, K2tog, P1, K1, P1, K1, YO, P1, K1, P1, K2
Row 6: P4, K2tog, P1, K1, P1, K1, YO, K1, P1, K1, P1, K2


Cont until 7.5", 8.5" from cast-on edge
Start decreases (change to DPNs when necessary)
Row 1: P4, K1, P1, K1, P1, K1, K2tog, P1, K1, P1, K2
Row 2: P4, K1, P1, K1, P1, K2tog, P1, K1, P1, K2tog
Row 3: P4, K1, P1, K1, K2tog, P1, K1, K2tog
Row 4: P4, K1, P1, K2tog, P1, K2tog
Row 5: P4, K1, K2tog, K2tog
Row 6: P4, K1, K2tog
Row 7: P3, K2tog,
Row 8: P2, K2tog
Row 9: P1, K2tog
Row 10: K2tog
Cut yarn and pull through remaining stitches. Weave in ends.


  1. My favorite color? It's a toss-up between Lime and Navy, probably leaning more towards Navy.

  2. Love the textured look of the black for a hat. For a sweater, the teal.

  3. I love the heathered look of the yarn! It's a toss between blue, ocean and gold!

  4. Choose a favorite color? Love the way they all look, but for expediency lets say Berry and Teal. But I would be happy with purple, ocean, gold, lime . . . need I say more?

  5. My favorite color would have to be Ocean. It's such a bright shade.

  6. Red, for sure. Gold as a 2nd choice. Love all the colors!

  7. My favorite color would be Berry! So pretty!!

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    1. You were selected as the winner from the blog. Please send an email with your shipping address and phone number to (please include your color preference in the email)

  9. My favorite color is dark, dark purple! Ty

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