Cables & Lace Broomstick Hat, As Seen on Knitting Daily Episode 611

Feb 2, 2011
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Kristin Omdahl's Crochet So Fine takes crocheted clothing from fussy to fashionable! By working with thinner yarns and more flexible stitches, crocheters can produce garments that are stylish and comfortable, figure-flattering without being form-fitting and great for layering. And just because the yarn is thin doesn't mean crocheters need to use the smallest of hooks, fine crochet can be quick and easy, too.

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gk1289 wrote
on Feb 11, 2011 6:48 PM

I love the Cables and lace, Broomstick Lace hat, but am stuck on the cable rim.  Is there any help for this?


on Apr 4, 2011 8:29 AM

I'm have trouble with the Broomstick Lace hat, also: am stuck on the cable rim.  Help, please.

on Apr 4, 2011 9:24 AM

I'm having trouble, sorry for the bad English

on Apr 4, 2011 9:24 AM

I'm having trouble, sorry for the bad English

coloharpare wrote
on Apr 4, 2011 5:52 PM

Let's see--I tried this before and couldn't post.  If this posts, I'll try to say something helpful....

coloharpare wrote
on Apr 4, 2011 6:22 PM

OK, I bet the problem that there is a Glossary of stitches in the magazine issue, but not in the web version.  Let's see if this helps--I'll add some clarifications as I go, but mostly just write the stitch descriptions. 

Ch 10.

Row 1: Dc in 4th ch from hook and in each ch across--8 dc (counting the first 3 chains as 1 dc).

Row 2: Ch 3, skip first st, BPdc (see Glossary) around the post of each st across--8 sts.     Back Post Double Crochet--yarn over, insert hook from back to front to back around the post of the stitch to be worked, yarn over and pull up loop, [ yo and draw through 2 lps on hook] 2 times.

Row 3: Ch 3, skip first 5 sts, FPtr (see Glossary) around post of next st, FPtr around post of next st, working behind last 2 sts made, dc in 4th and 5th sts; working in front of all sts, FPtr in 2nd and 3rd st, dc in last st--8 sts.   I would put markers in both of the "dc in 4th and 5th sts", to make them easier to find later.  Front Post Treble Crochet--yarn over 2 times, insert hook from front to back to front around post of stitch to be worked, yarn over and pull up loop [yarn over and draw through 2 loops on hook] 3 times.  What you are doing on this row is reaching all the way across and doing 2 trebles, then going behind them and picking up two of the skipped stitches, then going in front and working the first two skipped stitches, then finishing with the last stitch in the row.  Note that it is very important to pay attention to "working behind last 2 sts" or "working in front of all sts"...this is what makes the cables happen.  Yes, it kind of gets twisted up.

Row 4: Ch 3 skip first st, BPdc in each st across--8 sts.  And because it seems so twisted, this row can be tricky to see where to put your next stitch.  That's why I use the markers.... BPdc 2 times, then make sure your next 2 stitches go in the marked stitches (which may be hiding under the cable....), then finish the row.

Row 5: Ch 3, skip first st. FPdc (see Glossary) in each st across--8 sts.  Front Post Double Crochet--yarn over,insert hook from front to back to front around post of stitch to be worked, yarn over and pull up loop [yarn over and draw through 2 loops on hook] 2 times.

Row 6: Rep Row 4.

Rows 7-60: OK, now you should be able to go back to your printout....

Hope this helps!

Denise427 wrote
on Dec 23, 2011 9:31 AM

great style, great pattern.

adidnerez wrote
on May 31, 2012 10:15 AM
on Sep 3, 2012 11:15 PM

Fashion of knit material is never boring. I personally have a huge collection of fashion knit material like this because it is made by hand rather than using machinesOvercoming Fears

Emmanouilia wrote
on Sep 18, 2012 8:30 AM

very nice one!! 

jamiehuns wrote
on Oct 2, 2012 4:31 PM

I am having all sorts of trouble with the rim. I wish I could watch it being done.

coloharpare wrote
on Oct 2, 2012 6:06 PM

@jamiehuns....did you read my explanation above, in the Comments?  If that didn't help, there are many videos online that show how to crochet cables.

Vertical cables:

This may not be exactly the same as on the Cables and Lace pattern, but the basic idea is the same, in terms of which stitches to skip and when to go back and pick them up, plus how to work behind them.

Here's another:

There are also horizontal cables:

Hope this helps!