Azure cable hat knitting pattern (circular needles)

A short knitting real life story. Recently my cousin got a task at school to knit a hat that they would be ready to wear))) She reached me and asked if I would be ready to help her. I agreed and we spent a great time together by going through tons of free cable hat knitting pattern for hats on the web, discussing them and finding a bright-colored yarn to get a perfect match of the color and knit cable pattern. Honestly saying I was also surprised of the knitted hat we made and decided that it’s worth sharing this pattern in details. So if you’re looking for knitting something bright, then this azure cable hat knitting pattern might be a great choice or at least one of the options to consider (acid-tested with a teenager).

Knitting materials and knitting tools:

<> Circular Knitting Needles 3.5 mm (US 4) and 4 mm (US 6);

<> Gazzal (baby wool) 40% Lana Merino, 20% Cashmere Pa, 40% acrylic. Teal blue color: 50 grams -100 m per skein – <1.5 balls;

<> Raccoon fur pom pom.

Cable knit hat size: 

Adult 52-58 cm

Gauge: 19 stitches = 4 inches in stockinette

Common abbreviations of knitting stitches:

k – knit

p – purl

k2tog – knit two together

yo – yarn over

skpo – Slip, Knit, Pass Over

Yarn over instructions

cable hat knitting pattern: yarn over instructions

Slip, Knit, Pass Over instructions

1. Slip one stitch to the right needle knitwise.

cable hat knitting pattern: SKPO instructions - step #1

2. Knit in the next stitch and drop this stitch off the left needle.

cable hat knitting pattern: SKPO instructions - step #2

3. Insert the left needle into the slipped stitch.

cable hat knitting pattern: SKPO instructions - step #3

4. Pass it over the knit stitch and it's done.

cable hat knitting pattern: SKPO instructions - step #2

Ribbing of the cable hat knitting pattern:

Cast on 102 stitches onto the smaller circular needles, place marker and join to work in the round. Start with ribbing row – *k1, p1*. Knit the ribbing row until piece measures 5.5 – 6 cm (in my case it was 13 rows).

6 cm ribbing of cable hat knitting pattern

Body of the cable hat knitting pattern:

Change to larger circular needles.

Round 1: *yo, k3, skpo, k9, p3, repeat from * to the end of round.

Round 2: *k1, yo, k3, skpo, k8, p3, repeat from * to the end of round. Check pictures how to knit yo stitch.

 

start the body of cable hat knitting pattern

knitting the body of cable hat

skpo knitting of cable hat body

Round 3: *k2, yo, k3, skpo, k7, p3, repeat from * to the end of round.

Round 4: *k3, yo, k3, skpo, k6, p3, repeat from * to the end of round.

Round 5: *k4, yo, k3, skpo, k5, p3, repeat from * to the end of round.

Round 6: *k5, yo, k3, skpo, k4, p3, repeat from * to the end of round.

Round 7: *k6, yo, k3, skpo, k3, p3, repeat from * to the end of round.

Round 8: *k7, yo, k3, skpo, k2, p3, repeat from * to the end of round.

Round 9: *k8, yo, k3, skpo, k1, p3, repeat from * to the end of round.

Round 10: *k9, yo, k3, skpo, p3, repeat from * to the end of round.

Repeat Rounds 1-10 three more times. 

If you are professional knitter and know how to read knitting charts, please check this picture:

knitting-chart-of-azure-cable-hat-knitting-pattern

Shaping the crown of the cable hat knitting pattern:

full length of the cable knit hat

shaping the crown of cable hat knitting pattern

Change circular needles to double pointed ones if needed.

Round 1: *k3, skpo, k9, p3, repeat from * to the end of round. Do not purl the last stitch.

Round 2: *k2tog (the last stitch from previous round and the first stitch of second round), k2, skpo, k8, p2, repeat from * to the end of round.

Round 3: *k3, skpo, k6, k2tog next knit and purl stitch (I did it not as usual k2tog but as skpo stitch), p1 repeat from * to the end of round.

Round 4: *k3, skpo, k5 k2tog next knit and purl stitch (I did it not as usual k2tog but as skpo stitch), repeat from * to the end of round.

Round 5: * k3, skpo, k5, repeat from * to the end of round.

Round 6: *k3, skpo, k4, repeat from * to the end of round.

Round 7: *k2tog, k1, skpo, k3, repeat from * to the end of round.

Round 8: *k2, skpo, k2, repeat from * to the end of round.

Round 9: *k2tog, skpo, k1, repeat from * to the end of round.

Round 10: *k1, skpo, repeat from * to the end of round.

Round 11: * k1, skpo5, slip last stitch to the right needle.

Cut the yarn leaving a tail of about 10 cm. Using the hook thread through the remaining stitches and pull to tighten them. Weave in ends.

Check how beautiful the crown is:

finished crown of the cable hat knitting pattern

Make your own pom or use a ready-made fur pom pom and enjoy your new creation! Don’t forget to check my other patterns for knitted hats that are also cute :). Leave your comments and ask questions, since only with your help I can improve my patterns' instructions.

A presto!
Ann

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