Biggie Braids is a simple cabled hat is a super thick yarn for a FAST and satisfying knit! It takes one skein of yarn, fat needles, and makes for a very satisfying little project. It also makes for an impressive looking holiday gift without a lot of labour.
We used one skein of Malabrigo RASTA, a pillowy-soft, hand-dyed merino wool, but you could also use the same amount of Cascade SPUNTANEOUS (also a super-soft merino wool but not hand-dyed), or LionBrand WOOL EASE THICK & QUICK (a machine washable blend of wool & synthetic).
Many thanks to Erica for taking this project from idea to realization!
If you don’t already own the right size needles, you can buy fixed circular needles or Interchangeable tips from Knitter’s Pride (be sure to get 3.5″ or 4″ tips – anything longer it too long to make a 16″ needle).
- Malabrigo RASTA : 1 skeins (shown in 05 Aniversario)
- 9mm/US13 – 16″ circular needles
- 8mm/US11 – 16″ circular needles
- 9mm/US13 double pointed needles
- Jumbo stitch marker
- Jumbo cable needle
- Jumbo tapestry needle
- Pom-pom (optional – shown with 13-14cm natural racoon fur)
- Label (optional)
- FREE Pattern
Other Yarn Options
You can also use any of these yarns:
See Finished Projects