Anastasiya - Cables and Bands
Luscious soft cables and puffy bands lend a sophisticated complexity to the fashionable Anastasiya Hat. Several knitting techniques are incorporated into the design and the results are unusual, pretty and attention-grabbing.
The Anastasiya Hat is a perfect gift and a perfect item to sell in your upscale boutique or shop. This hat goes well with casual and dressy attire. It can be worn as a slouchy hat or a classic toque. The varying textures make it thick and extra warm on those cold and blustery days.
The construction of the hat includes mock I-cords, cables, and moss stitch. The mock I-cord is used on the edge of the hat and creates an extra thick and stretchy edge. It is also used to create the puffy bands in the hat. This is a great knitting technique to know and to use in other designs.
This pattern is not for the new beginner but it is not a difficult hat to knit. It is an enjoyable knit because of the variation in the pattern stitches.