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Diamond Cable Knit Hat Pattern

Free dimond hat knitting pattern

finished diamond cable knit hat

Knitting has been a hobby of mine for years, it helps me relax and switch from a daily routine. I like to knit different things, but one of my favorite ones are winter hats and here is why. First and foremost, there is just so much room for your creativity to fly that you can always create something unique. Start combining different yarns, colors and patterns to make your own masterpiece. Secondly, knitting a cable hat doesn’t take much time and the hat is ready within a day or two. Last but not the least, my friends are wearing my handmade cable knit hats with a great pleasure that makes me proud of my work and inspire me for new projects. Check my latest diamond knit cable hat pattern below, share your project photos and leave your comments.

Knitting materials and knitting tools:

<> Circular Knitting Needles 3.5 mm (US 4) and 4 mm (US 6), 16” long;

<> Yarn Art – Angora de Luxe 70% mohair, 30% acrylic. Teal blue color: 100 grams -520 m per skein – <1 ball;

Diamond cable knit hat size: 

Adult 52-56 cm

Gauge: 16 stitches = 4 inches in stockinette

Common abbreviations of knitting stitches:

k – knit

p – purl

p2tog –purl two together

Cable 3 Front (C3F): Slip 3 stitches to the extra needle and hold them in front of the work, k3 from the left-hand needle, k3 from the extra needle.

C3/2F: Slip 3 stitches to the extra needle and hold them in front of the work, p2 from the left-hand needle, k3 from the extra needle.

C2/3B: Slip 2 stitches to the extra needle and hold them behind the work, k3 from the left-hand needle, p2 from the extra needle.

inc – increase from the previous round (Please check video below)

inc p – increase from the purl stitch (Please check video below):

Note for knitters:

Knit with two strands of yarn at once.

Diamond cable knit hat pattern

Ribbing of the diamond cable hat

Cast on 100 stitches with US 4 (3.5 mm) needles, place marker and join to knit in the round being careful not to twist stitches. Knit ribbing k2, p2 for 12 rounds or until piece measures 4-5 cm.

Body of the diamond cable hat 

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

diamond cables knit pattern

Use US 6 (4 mm) needles for the main part.

This hat knits over a multiple of 14 stitches (14sts – 1 diamond). Add 12 more stitches to get 8 diamonds in total.

Round 1: inc, k1, C2/3B, C3/2F, k2, inc, k1, C2/3B, C3/2F inc, k1, inc, k1, C2/3B, C3/2F, inc, k1, k2, C2/3B, C3/2F, inc, k1, inc p, k1, C2/3B, C3/2F, inc, k1, k2, C2/3B, C3/2F, inc p, k1, inc p, k1, C2/3B, C3/2F, inc p, k1, k2, C2/3B, C3/2F, inc p, k1.

Round 2: [k5, p4, k5] – repeat 8 times.

Round 3: [C2/3B, p4, C3/2F] – repeat 8 times.

Round 4: [k3, p8, k3] – repeat 8 times. Do not knit the last 3 stitches, slip 3 stitches to the extra needle and hold them in front of the work, k3 (this means you start knitting stitches from the Round 5).

Round 5: k3 from the extra needle, [p8, C3F] – repeat 7 times, p8, k3.

Rounds 6-7: [k3, p8, k3] – repeat 8 times.

Round 8: [k3, p8, k3] – repeat 8 times. Do not knit the last 3 stitches, slip 3 stitches to the extra needle and hold them in front of the work, k3 (this means you start knitting stitches from the Round 9).

Round 9: k3 from the extra needle, [p8, C3F] – repeat 7 times, p8, k3.

Round 10: [k3, p8, k3] – repeat 8 times.

Round 11: [C3/2F, p4, C2/3B] – repeat 8 times.

Round 12: [p2, k3, p4, k3, p2] – repeat 8 times.

Round 13: [p2, C3/2F, C2/3B, p2] – repeat 8 times.

Round 14: [p4, k6, p4] – repeat 8 times.

Round 15: [p4, C3F, p4] – repeat 8 times.

Rounds 16-18: [p4, k6, p4] – repeat 8 times.

Round 19: [p4, C3F, p4] – repeat 8 times.

Round 20: [p4, k6, p4] – repeat 8 times.

Round 21: [k2, C2/3B, C3/2F, k2] – repeat 8 times.

Repeat Rounds 2-13 one more time. Now your hat should measure about 18-20 cm.

knitting body of the diamond cable hat
knitting the crown of diamond cable hat

Shaping the crown of diamond cable hat:

Round 1: [p4, k6, p2, p2tog] – repeat 8 times.

Round 2: [p4, C3F, p3] – repeat 8 times.

Round 3: [p2tog, p2, k6, p3] – repeat 8 times.

Round 4: [p3, k6, p3] – repeat 8 times.

Round 5: [p3, k6, p1, p2tog] – repeat 8 times.

Round 6: [p3, C3F, p2] – repeat 8 times.

Round 7: [p2tog, p1, k6, p2] – repeat 8 times.

Round 8: [p2, k6, p2tog] – repeat 8 times.

Round 9: [p2tog, k6, p1] – repeat 8 times.

Round 10: [p1, slip 3 stitches to the extra needle and hold them in front of the work, k2tog, k1 from the left-hand needle, k2tog, k1 from the extra needle, p1] – repeat 8 times.

Please keep in mind that depending on the softness of the yarn you might or might not knit (k2tog around) a couple of more rounds to avoid having a whole on the top of the hat while tightening it.

Cut the yarn leaving several centimeters. Thread it through the remaining stitches, secure and weave in end.

Don’t forget to weave in the cast on tail. I hope you enjoy knitting with, so give your thumbs up for the diamond knit cable hat pattern.

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Baci baci,

Ann

diamond cable knit hat pattern

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15 comments
Dianne Limoges 16th December 2017 at 22:22

All over your page are download for converters and forms….where is the PATTERN DOWNLOAD????????

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Crazy Hands Knitting Editor 17th December 2017 at 19:21

My patterns are available only online, there is no version for printer

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Penny 3rd December 2018 at 21:05

Great pattern, I have been looking for something to do with a large bag of mohair that I purchased some time ago. Yeah ans so trendy this year. I may post a photo when done, thanks again!!

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Knitting Guru 3rd December 2018 at 23:13

Thank you Penny! Good luck

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Sharon 19th December 2018 at 20:25

This is a lovely stitch…is there any way that it can be converted/adapted to knit on straight needles? I’d rather do it that way not no idea how to convert!

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Knitting Guru 27th December 2018 at 16:42

Hi Sharon. Do you know how to knit ribbing part with 2 stright needles? I will explaine you then the body part

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Tammy Montefinese 30th January 2019 at 01:41

I believed row 21 has a mistake and the K2’s should be P2. I love the pattern. I am working it now.

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Knitting Guru 30th January 2019 at 10:40

Hi Tammy, no it is correct. K2. Look to the chart row 21 is the 1st row on the chart and has knit stitches, but Row 13 has purl ones.

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Carol Moore 25th October 2020 at 11:11

Hello,
My daughter has requested this hat…lovely pattern, thanks for sharing! My question is you recommend knitting with double yarn, but only requires 1 ball? So do you unravel the ball to get to the two ends, then re-roll into a ball? Or should we buy two balls? Have you tried this pattern with an Aran weight 100% wool yarn?

Thanks in advance!
Carol

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Knitting Guru 25th October 2020 at 16:54

Hi Carol, thanks for your feedback. I usually take a ball and take one end from inside of the ball, and the other end from outside of the ball and knit in 2 strands. I did not try Aran but I am sure it will look good. If you try please tell how did it go.

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Rose 11th December 2021 at 04:39

Can i use one skein of chunky #5 yarn instead of 2 strands of worsted #4 yarn? I love this pattern but have a skein of chunky yarn i want to use.

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Knitting Guru 11th December 2021 at 12:16

hi. I was not using worsted weight yarn. There were any information about yarn weight but i think it was fingering. So Chunky is to heavy but you can cast on less number of stitches.

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Tami 7th January 2022 at 12:58

hi

I am trying cables for my first try…. I just have a question
on the first row where it says inc, k1 do I do the increase and knit as in the video and then an additional kq?

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Knitting Guru 7th January 2022 at 23:32

Hi Tami. You knit one below and then knit one above. you do not make extra k1

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Tami 7th January 2022 at 12:59

hi

I am trying cables for my first try…. I just have a question
on the first row where it says inc, k1 do I do the increase and knit as in the video and then an additional k1?

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