Sandy winter knitted hat pattern with cables

Knitted Hat Pattern with Cables

Winter is an awesome time to express your full creativity, especially in crocheting and knitting arts. As long as you have enough yarn, free time and free knitted hat pattern at hands, the process is enjoyable and going flawlessly. This knitted hat is easy to make and it shines the warmth that we are all slightly missing during the snowy winter time.

Cable knitted hat pattern

Knitted hat size:

fits head 50-54 cm - adult

Common abbreviations of knitting stitches:

k – knit

k2tog – knit two together

Cable 4 Back (C4B): Slip 4 knit stitches to the extra needle and hold in back of work, 4k from the left hand needle, 4k from the extra needle.

Cable knitted hat pattern: cable four back knitting stitch - step #1

Cable knitted hat pattern: cable four back knitting stitch - step #2

Cable knitted hat pattern: cable four back knitting stitch - step #3

Cable 4 Front (C4F): Slip 4 knit stitches to the extra needle and hold in front of work, 4k from the left hand needle, 4k from the extra needle.

Cable knitted hat pattern: cable four front knitting stitch - step #1

Cable knitted hat pattern: cable four front knitting stitch - step #2

Cable knitted hat pattern: cable four front knitting stitch - step #3

Cable knitted hat pattern: cable four front knitting stitch - step #4

Knitting materials and knitting tools:

<> 5 Double Pointed Knitting Needles number 6 US (7-8). You can use a circular needles as well;

<> Alpacana Lanoso 35% wool, 40% acrylic, 25% alpaca. Sandy color: 100 grams - 130 m. (In total I used 1.5 skeins)

<> Fur pom pom.

start the ribbing of the knitted hat pattern with cables

Ribbing of the knitted hat pattern:

The hat is worked in the round from brim to crown.

So let's start. Cast on 96 stitches for the hat.

Round 1: Begin with rib 2 by 2 *knit 2, purl 2* keep repeating 13-15 rounds until ribbing measures 5-6 cm from the edge. You can also do a folded brim.

Body of the knitted hat pattern with cables:

Round 1: In this round, we are going to increase. Please use any methods you know. In my case, I am going to *knit one stitch from the previous round, 4 k, repeat from * to the end of round. At the end of this round, you will get in total 120 stitches. I didn’t change size of needles, but from this point you can use size number 7-8.

I have made pictures how to knit stitch from the previous round. Please check them below:

knitted hat pattern: increase from the previous round - step #1

knitted hat pattern: increase from the previous round - step #2

knitted hat pattern: increase from the previous round - step #3

knitted hat pattern: increase from the previous round - step #4

half-knit body of the cable knit hat

Rounds 2-4: knit in stockinette stitch.

Round 5: *4k, C4F, repeat from* to end of round.

Rounds 6-8: knit in stockinette stitch.

Round 9: * C4B, 4k, repeat from* to end of round.

Repeat Rounds 2-9 and four (five) more times. In the last time don’t repeat Round 9th, because this is round where we start decreasing.

The hat should now measures approximately 20-22 cm from the edge. The best way is to try on hat while knitting.

From this point we start decreasing hat.

Round 1: *Slip 4 knit stitches to the extra needle and hold in back of work,  [k2tog, 2k] - from the left hand needle, [k2tog, 2k] – from the extra needle, k2tog, 2k, repeat from* to end of round.

Round 2-4: knit in stockinette stitch.

Round 5: * k2tog, 1k,  slip 3 knit stitches to the extra needle and hold in front of work, [k2tog, 1k] - from the left hand needle, [k2tog, 1k] – from the extra needle, repeat from* to end of round.

Round 6-8: knit in stockinette stitch.

Round 9: *k2tog, 2k, repeat from* to end of round.

Round 10: *k2tog, 2k, repeat from* to end of round.

Round 11: knit in stockinette stitch.

Break the yarn leaving 10-15 cm of tail. Use a hook or a tapestry needle to thread the yarn tail through the last remaining stitches. Pull it tight and secure the end. Hide the tail inside of the hat and weave it in into the back side of our stitches.

finished knitted hat with cables

easy-to-knit knitted hat pattern with cables

black arctic fox fur pom pom

knitted hat with cables and attached black fur pom pom

Attach a pom pom. A wide variety of fur pom poms you can find and even buy one if you like some in our shop section.

I would definitely suggest to knit cable scarf or snood for this lovely hat.

25 thoughts on “Sandy winter knitted hat pattern with cables

  1. Vicki Murphy

    What weight yarn?

    • crazyhands

      bulky

  2. Vicki Murphy

    Gauge to please?

    • crazyhands

      with 3.5 cm needles 1 st =0,5 cm

  3. Anna

    Hello Anna,
    I love your pompom patterns!
    I just wanted to clarify the weight of the yarn, needle size and gauge.
    Weight= bulky= 5?
    Needles= US 6= 4.00 mm?
    Gauge for the above?

    Should I expect a fairly tightly knit fabric? Many thanks for help!!!

    • crazyhands

      hello, thanks you for your question. In my case I was using 3.5 cm needles and the gauge 1 st =0,5 cm. But I got many feedbacks that its so hard to knit bulky yarn with 3.5 cm. So I suggest using bigger size after ribbing part (4 -5 cm).

  4. Cora

    Hi!

    I was wondering if I could make and sell a few hats using this pattern online. I think it is absolutely beautiful and I would love to make a few if you’d let me.

    Thanks so much!

    • annanitato_175

      Hello Cora!
      Sure you can sell finished items.
      Of course, I will be happy if you can tell about me and my blog somewhere. If no, then its fine as well.
      Wish you luck!

  5. vei vei

    Hi, First of all, Thank you for sharing your pattern for such a unique and beautiful cable hat. I am on round 1 and I am confused. Round 1 indicates that you have increased your stitches by knit one stitch from the previous round, 4 k. After the brim, it is k2, P2. During the increase using your technique, am I supposed to increase the purl stitches using a pearl increase or knit it? If so, how can I increase the purl stitches with a knit stitch? I am sort of new, please help Thank you.

    • annanitato_175

      Hi, thanks for your question and I hope you still didn’t give up. You increase every 4 stitches, so it means that you increase only with a knit stitch and never with a purl, something like this – inc from previous round, 4k, inc from previous round 4k……… I hope it is clear now. Please, let me know if you have more questions. Ann

  6. Shirley

    What does 4k mean?
    Thank you

    • annanitato_175

      hey, it means knit 4 times

  7. Xenia

    Hello Anna,

    I seem to be getting big wholes between the cables when moving from row 9 back to row 2 to repeat the pattern. Any idea what the problem might be? I’m using no5 needles with the appropriate yarn weight.

  8. Katy

    How about doing a different color for the cable twists?

    • annanitato_175

      hey Katy!
      Good idea. Let your imagination fly and share your project afterward.

  9. Diane Griffitts

    I’m just loving this pattern and am making two hats. One orange for my grandson and one white for my grand daughter. I can’t seem to locate where to purchase the beautiful Pom poems? Could you please help me? Thank you so much!!!

    • annanitato_175

      hello Diane,
      please visit shop section where you can purchase different kind of pompoms.

  10. Gisele

    Hi just wondering what size pompon
    From your store is on this hat? Thank you!

    • annanitato_175

      Hello Gisele!
      It is an Arctic fox (black) 13-14 cm. But if you wanna bigger size please check black Raccoon 15-16 or 17-18 cm.

  11. Judy

    What color is the gold yarn in sands winter pom pom hat
    Love it

    • annanitato_175

      hi,
      It is Alpacana Lanoso 35% wool, 40% acrylic, 25% alpaca. Sandy color: 100 grams -130 m. If you cant find it, you can always buy it in my shop. Thank you and enjoy knitting

  12. Patricia

    I love your pattern but cannot figure out how to print a copy without all the ads. I never have enough paper. Thank you/

    • annanitato_175

      Hi Patricia. There is no printable version of my patterns, but you are always welcome here.

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