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Azure Faux Cables Hat Knitting Pattern

azure cable knit hat pattern

A short real life story. Recently my cousin got a task at school to knit a hat that they would be ready to wear))) She reached out to 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 various hat designs on the web, discussing them and finding a bright-colored yarn to get a perfect match with her jacket. Honestly saying I was also surprised of the hat we made and decided that it’s worth sharing this pattern. So if you’re looking for knitting something bright, then azure cable knit hat might be a great choice or at least one of the options to consider (acid-tested with a teenager).

Knitting materials and 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.

Azure 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

Azure cable knit hat pattern

Knitting ribbing of the cable hat:

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).

knitting ribbing of azure cable hat

Knitting body of the cable hat:

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.

knitting body of azure cable hat

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.

knitting cables of azure hat

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

knitting chart of azure cable knit hat

Shaping the crown of cable knit hat:

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.

rows of decreases - cable knit hat

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.

shaping crown of azure cable knit hat

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 azure cable knit hat

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 of knit hats that are also cute :). Leave your comments and ask questions, since only with your help I can improve my patterns’ instructions.

A presto!

azure cable knit hat on mannequin head

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Sally 20th December 2016 at 20:39

What weight yarn is that for the cable hat?

annanitato_175 20th December 2016 at 21:10

Hi, I have used medium weight but it is also possible to use light one

Brittany Myers 21st December 2016 at 20:38

Another lovely pattern! You are amazing! Thank you. :]

GAM 17th January 2017 at 17:59

love the hat!!!! Thanks but having a hard time finding the yarn. Is there any other yarn that would work.

annanitato_175 17th January 2017 at 19:28

Hi. You can use any yarn you like where approximately 200 meters in 100 grams. I am sure you can find such

Aggie 17th January 2017 at 18:18

This hat is beautiful! Thanks for sharing the pattern. Do you think it could be made into a messy bun hat?

annanitato_175 17th January 2017 at 19:24

yeah, why not 🙂

jackie 23rd January 2017 at 13:12

Just thought I would tell you….I have used almost every hat pattern I have for messy bun hats…you just work them down to the decrease and then guess…lol…that part is hit and miss.. I just decrease until I think the hole is small or large enough and then knit one round and cast off… So far it has always worked!

annanitato_175 24th January 2017 at 15:34

haha… nice method. Would love to see your hat 🙂

Marie 18th January 2017 at 18:56

How do I print this pattern so I can make one?

annanitato_175 22nd January 2017 at 09:16

Hi Marie, you can not print this pattern, but it is always available online here.

Brittany 27th August 2017 at 20:48

Hi there! Is there a size for toddler/child size? I really want to make this for my daughter and nieces! Thanks!

editor 21st September 2017 at 19:26

Hi! I dont have another size pattern but you can simply adjust it. Instead of 102 stitches cast on 85 and follow the pattern. But before check your gauge. Or you can also decrease the number of purl stitches between cables.

Judy 27th November 2017 at 20:12

I just cannot work with circular needles. Can I make this with straight needles ?

Crazy Hands Knitting Editor 28th November 2017 at 10:10

hi, yes of course. You can use double pointed knitting needles.

Betty Mercado 23rd December 2017 at 04:02

Your photo of yarn over looks more like a make 1.

Crazy Hands Knitting Editor 23rd December 2017 at 21:13

According the pattern it is a yarn over stitch)

Sabrina 24th December 2017 at 21:53

Love this pattern. I’ve made several – using I Love This Yarn. Solids, gradient, or variegated it always comes out great! Thanks!

Crazy Hands Knitting Editor 24th December 2017 at 23:20

Hi Sabrina, I do really happy you like Azure cable hat pattern. Thanks for your kind feedback. Merry Christmas!

Jamie Searles 9th January 2018 at 06:19

i have a question about the gague. Did you use the smaller or larger needles to get 19 stitches = 4 inches?

Crazy Hands Knitting Editor 9th January 2018 at 21:35

Hi, I used larger needles to get such gauge.

Jamie Searles 10th January 2018 at 03:38

Thank you. My gague was smaller 19 stitches = 3.5”. Would you recommend I use larger needles or add stitches to the pattern and if I should add, how many would be appropriate for the pattern to work out properly? Thanks for your help!

Crazy Hands Knitting Editor 11th January 2018 at 02:31

I would try to knit with your gauge, it actually can suit your size at the end, or just take a bit larger needles. You can also go with 4 purl stitches between cables instead of 3. Let me know if you have more questions.

marjola 21st November 2019 at 13:24

What would be the chart for a cable facing the opposite direction? I belive I’m asking for the opposite direction (equivalent) for the SKPO?

Knitting Guru 22nd November 2019 at 07:49

Hi, If I get you correctly opposite to SKPO is k2tog and vice versa.

Cindy 21st August 2023 at 19:10

I have tried that pattern several times and video still not coming out right tried seven times

Ann 30th August 2023 at 19:26

Where is the problem exactly Cindy?

Elizabeth Shelley 4th November 2020 at 20:08

Hi- I just finished this pattern, using the gazzal wool- It was a quick pattern and looks beautiful- I used US 6 circular needle for the whole thing because I did not have a size 4- my concern is the hat seems small- it measures 7 1/2 inches by 6 1/2 inches- what did I do wrong? Any feedback you could give me would be appreciated- I would like to make it bigger- can you tell me how? Thank you

Knitting Guru 5th November 2020 at 21:01

hi. Was it the same yarn 50 grams -100 meters? I can only assume that you are super tight knitter. My hat was perfect for my head circumference (54 cm) and it would fit even bigger sizes. I can only suggest you using a little bit heavier yarn ( 4 worsted) 170 meters -100 grams And take 4 and 4.5 mm (5 mm) knitting needles. Let me know if it worked

Christina 16th June 2022 at 08:13

What length circulars can I use? Is 16 inches too small?

Knitting Guru 16th June 2022 at 17:30

16 is perfect

Donna 22nd November 2022 at 18:49

I’m not sure what I am doing wrong but I can’t get the first row of the pattern to work out. I have knit and tinked this three times and end up with 8 stitches left over? Any suggestions.

Ann 23rd November 2022 at 11:40

Hi Donna. I do not know where is the problem but the number of stitches is divisible by 17. So place every 17 sts a stitch marker and try repeating *yo, k3, skpo, k9, p3. i also suggest you watching a video tutorial

Doreen 23rd December 2022 at 14:22

Hi, I’m interested in using a medium weight yarn (4). Is there a multiple to decrease the number of stitches? Thank You!

Ann 24th December 2022 at 13:47

Multiple of 17


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