Wine cable knitted hat

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SIZE: Adult 52-54 cm

Gauge: 16 stitches = 4 inches

ABBREVIATIONS:

k – knit

p – purl

k2tog – knit two together

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Cable 3 Back (C3B): Slip 3 knit stitches to the extra needle and hold in back of work, 3k from the left hand needle, 3k from the extra needle.

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Cable 3 Front (C3F): Slip 3 knit stitches to the extra needle and hold in front of work, 3k from the left hand needle, 3k from the extra needle.

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Cable 2 Front (C2F): Slip 2 knit stitches to the extra needle and hold in front of work, 2k from the left hand needle, 2k from the extra needle.

Materials:

<> Double Pointed Knitting Needles 3.5 mm. It’s ok if you use a circular needles;

<> Alpacana Lanoso 35% wool, 40% acrylic, 25% alpaca. Wine color. (In total I used 1.5 skeins)

<> Fur pom pom

Knitting the Ribbing:

So lets start. Cast on 96 stitches for the hat.

Round 1: Begin with rib 2 by 2 *knit 2, purl 2* keep repeating 11-12 rounds until ribbing measures 5-6 cm from the edge.

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Begin knitting the hat's body:

Round 1: In this round, we are going to increase. For all my previous projects I have used the same method as I believe it’s easy and accurate. 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.

Please check pictures how to knit stitch from the previous round.

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Round 2: *12k, 2p, 4k, 2p, repeat from *to end of round

Round 3: *12k, 2p, C2F, 2p repeat from* to end of round.

Round 4-5: repeat Rounds 2.

Round 6: *C3B, C3F, 2p, C2F, 2p, repeat from * to end of round.

Round 7: *12k, 2p, 4k, 2p, repeat from *to end of round.

Round 8: repeat Round 7.

Round 9: 12k, 2p, C2F, 2p repeat from* to end of round.

Round 10-11: repeat Round 7.

Round 12: C3B, C3F, 2p, C2F, 2p, repeat from * to end of round

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Repeat Rounds 7-12 and four (five) more times. The hat should now measure approximately 18-19 cm from the edge.

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From this point we start decreasing hat.

Round 1: *12k, 2p, 4k, 2p, repeat from *to end of round. Please don’t purl the last stitch in this round. From this point start Round 2.

Round 2: switch over first and second stitches how it’s shown on the pictures (where the first stitch is the last one from the Round 1), k2tog, 10k, k2tog, 1p, 4k, 1p, repeat from the start keep switching over stitches where it’s needed.

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Round 3: *12k, 1p, C2F, 1p, repeat from *to end of round.

Round 4: *12k, 1p, 2 k2tog, 1p, repeat from *to end of round.

Round 5: *12k, 1p, 2k, 1p, repeat from *to end of round.

Round 6: *slip 3 knit stitches to the extra needle and hold it in back of work, [k2tog, 1k] - from the left hand needle, [k2tog, 1k] – from the extra needle, slip 3 knit stitches to the extra needle and hold it in front of work, [k2tog, 1k] - from the left hand needle, [k2tog, 1k] – from the extra needle, 1p,  slip 1 knit stitches to the extra needle and hold in front of work, 1k from the left hand needle, 1k from the extra needle, 1p, repeat from * to end of round.

Round 7: *8k, 1p, 2k, 1p, repeat from *to end of round. Please don’t purl the last stitch in this round. From this point start Round 8.

Round 8: switch over first and second stitches how it’s shown on the pictures above (where the first stitch is the last one from the Round 7), k2tog, 6k, k2tog, 2k, repeat from the start keep switching over stitches where it’s needed.

Round 9: *8k, 2k, repeat from *to end of round.

Round 10: *8k, k2tog, repeat from *to end of round.

Round 11: *8k, 1k, repeat from *to end of round.

Round 12: slip 2 knit stitches to the extra needle and hold it in back of work, k2tog - from the left hand needle, k2tog – from the extra needle, slip 2 knit stitches to the extra needle and hold it in front of work, k2tog - from the left hand needle, k2tog – from the extra needle, 1k, repeat from * to end of round.

Round 13: knit in stockinette stitch.

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Cut yarn leaving 15-16 cm tail. Use hook or tapestry needle to pull yarn tail through the last remaining stitches on four needles. Pull tight to close the hole. Hide the tail inside of the hat and weave it in into the back side of our stitches.

I try to experiment with colors of the pom poms to see which one I should use, so I did pictures of 2 versions. In the first case I used three-colored pompom and in the second case - white pompom.

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Different variety of pompoms you can find and even buy one in our shop section of fur poms.

I am planning to knit a cowl as well, but I will use another color for it. I hope you enjoyed knitting with me. If you still have any question you are more than welcome to leave a comment. Also I will be happy if you send me your knitted works as I have a plan to publish them on my site and in the Facebook group.

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19 thoughts on “Wine cable knitted hat

  1. Brittany

    Hi! I had a couple of questions for the decreasing round, for row 2. First question, for the first switch over (the purl stitch) why did you knit through the back? Second question, after the K10 (the K2T) the second stitch is a purl stitch, do I switch that to a knit and then K2T? Or can I just K2T how it is and then go on? Thank you!!

    • crazyhands

      Hello Brittany! In first switch over I knit through the back because it was easier and at the end decreasing part looked more accurate. What I did in the second K2T I have turned the knit stitch and K2T through the back again. Hope it helps!

      • Brittany

        So just to make sure I got it, on the 2nd K2T, you changed the K stitch instead of the P stitch making them both P stitches and then knitted them together? And thank you! I absolutely LOVE this pattern. Thanks so much for sharing!!

        • crazyhands

          yes, exactly. Thank you for your kind words, please enjoy!

  2. Brittany

    Hi again! Would you happen to know how many I would cast on if I took out a row of cables? To make the beanie for a smaller size head? Haha 96 cast on is just a bit to loose for my preference. 🙁 thanks for your time!

    • Kat

      Multiples of 20

  3. Jacinta

    Hi. Am confused still. I have two knitting needles. I don’t know how to use four. Can you explain to me how I should go about it? Thanks

    • annanitato_175

      Hello Jacinta,
      just follow pattern and use circular needles.

  4. vei vei

    Hi, Thank you for sharing a beautiful pattern! I am finished with the brim. However, round 1 is challenging. I am trying to increase as you, but, when I arrive at the purl stitches, am I supposed to increase with a purl stitch below or knit stitch? Wouldn’t the knit stitch effect the look of the purl stitches? I am confused. I love this hat pattern so much…I don’t want to give up. Please help! Thanks

    • 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.

  5. Rachel

    How many times and what rows do you you repeat to work the body?

    • annanitato_175

      Hello Rachel!
      In my case I have repeated Rounds 7-12 five times, and at the end I got 18.5 cm from the edge. Finish knitting hat with decreasing rounds. Please follow your’s head circumference measurement.

  6. Jacki

    How much did your yarn weigh? I’m wanting to make this or the winter cable hat but I have a skein of yarn with only 100 grams in it and they no longer make the color so am hoping to be able to make one with what I have

    • annanitato_175

      hello Jacki,
      I have used about 150 grams for Wine cable knitted hat.
      Alpacana Lanoso 35% wool, 40% acrylic, 25% alpaca – 100 gram 130 meters. How many meters do you have in your skein?

  7. Nicole

    Hi! Loving this pattern! I am stuck on Row 6 in the decreasing stage. I’m not sure what I’m doing with the extra needle at that point. Help please?

    • annanitato_175

      Hello Nicole, you just continue working as before slipping stitches to the extra needle and holding it whether in back or in front of work. Just dont forget to make decreases. Please let me know if you have more questions.

  8. Sarah

    Hi there! Love this pattern but I am a bit confused on the first decrease row. What do you mean by switch ovrt first and second stitches? Do you mean flip them around so they are going from a previous to a key and an know to a presale then knit those two you just switched together and continue???

    • annanitato_175

      Hi, When I wrote switch I simply cross them and then k2tog. Please check pictures below Round 2

  9. Fran

    Made it for my daughter, and it was a great hit, every one wants one,. i had no problem doing it, thanks.

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