My hubby deserves the best and yours? 😊. I am happy to share one more beautiful and easy cable hat knitting pattern for men. I am in love with cable texture and honestly thinking about knitting a matching beanie for myself. This hat pattern can also be easily adjusted for the smaller head circumference. The hat’s dark green color fits very well almost any jacket or coat, but black or dark gray will also work just fine. Make a DIY gift for the Father’s or Saint Patrick Day, and your men will be happy to wear them.
Knitting materials and knitting tools:
<> Circular or DPN Knitting Needles 3.5 mm (US 4);
<> Alpacana Lanoso 35% wool, 40% acrylic, 25% alpaca. Dark green color: 100 grams -130 m per skein – =1.5 balls;
<> Hook or tapestry needle.
Cable knit hat size:
Adult hat: 53-57 cm
Gauge: 15 stitches = 4 inches
Common abbreviations of knitting stitches:
k – knit
p – purl
k2tog – knit two together
skpo – Slip, Knit, Pass Over: Slip one stitch to the right needle knitwise, knit in the next stitch and drop this stitch off the left needle, insert the left needle into the slipped stitch, pass it over the knit stitch and it's done.
Cable 1 Back Knit (C1BK) – Slip 1 stitch to the extra needle and hold in back of work, k1 from the left hand needle, p1 from the extra needle.
Cable 1 Front Purl (C1FP) – Slip 1 stitch to the extra needle and hold in front of work, p1 from the left hand needle, k1 from the extra needle.
Using long tail cast on 88 stitches or any other number that’s divisible by 8, place marker and join to knit in the round. Please be careful not to twist stitches. Rib k1, p1 until piece measures 5-6 cm (2 inches).
Body of the cable hat knitting pattern:
Round 1-6: [k1, p6, k1], repeat 8 times;
Round 7: [C1FP, p4, C1BK], repeat 8 times;
Round 8: [p1, C1FP, p2, C1BK, p1], repeat 8 times;
Round 9: [p2, C1FP, C1BK, p2], repeat 8 times;
Round 10-14: [p3, k2, p3], repeat 8 times.
Repeat Rounds 1-14 two (three) more times.
Shaping the crown of the knitted hat for men:
Round 1: [p2, k2tog, skpo, p2], repeat 8 times;
Round 2: [p2, k2, p2], repeat 8 times;
Round 3: [p1, k2tog, skpo, p1], repeat 8 times;
Round 4: [p1, k2, p1], repeat 8 times;
Round 5: [k2tog, skpo], repeat 8 times;
Round 6: [k2], repeat 8 times;
Round 7: [k2tog], repeat 8 times.
Break the yarn leaving 10 cm tail. Use hook or tapestry needle to thread through remaining stitches, pull tight and fasten securely.