When I first held a skein of the 3-ply version of our Gulf Coast Native, I knew I had to make something with cables. The yarn's round, plumphand begged for strong dimensional stitches. So I used a large double cable alternating with one of my favorites, a single column of Honeycomb stitch. With this much going on in the hat proper, I gave it a clean edge--no rib to distract the eye.
This pattern is not currently for sale. It comes free with a purchase of 3-ply Aran weight Gulf Coast Native.
161/2" circumference [42 cm] circumference, 83/4" [22 cm] tall
Stone Wool Gulf Coast Native (limited edition)
100% Gulf Coast Native wool; 178 yds [163 m] / 100g
1 skein undyed, 3-ply Aran weight
One 16” [40 cm] circular needle (circ) in size US 9 [5.5 mm]
One set double-pointed needles (dpns) in size US 9 [5.5 mm]
Or size to obtain gauge
Cable needle (cn)
13-st double cable = 2¼” [5.5 cm] wide, worked in the rnd
23-st cable pattern