The Apple Pie hat is worked starting from the doubled brim to the crown. A provisional cast on allows you to join in the doubled over brim as you go, no seaming later!
First up work a provisional cast on. This cast on will be un-picked after the ribbing is complete to join the doubled over brim.
Once you have completed your ribbing, you will un-pick the provisional cast on, placing your stitches on a spare needle (size isn’t too important, anything the same size or smaller than your larger needle).
Once your stitches are on a spare needle you will fold the spare needle inside the hat. Your spare needle will be lined up with your live stitches (pictured below).
Next, take your larger needle and knit the first stitch from the front/outside needle, and the first stitch from the back/inside needle together.
Now that your doubled brim has been joined you can carry on!
Cabling Over Marker
If you haven’t cabled before check out our in-depth tutorial on cabling here. Here is how you cable over marker:
1. Place the last 2 sts of the round on your cable needle and hold in back of work
2. Remove marker
3. Knit 2 sts from left needle
4. Replace marker on right needle
5. Knit 2 sts from cable needle
Now you have cabled over marker. Tricky part is over! Carry on with the pattern, proceeding to decreases when your hat has reached the specified (or desired) length. Block your hat and wear it out on a blustery day!
SHARE the knit knowledge :::
Do you have knitting friends who could use this tutorial? Share this post, or let them know about the great free patterns they could try from The Simple Collection. And join in the conversation on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Pinterest and Ravelry!
More cabled knits from TCK: