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Helix Cables Knit Hat Pattern

helix cable knit hat made with green yarn on white background

helix cable knit hat made with green yarn on white background

Knitting materials and knitting tools:

<> 5 Double Pointed Knitting Needles or 16” Circular Knitting Needles 5 mm (US 8/ UK 6) for the main part and 4.5 mm (US7/ UK7) for the ribbing.

<> Romantic Country (Bulky) – 30% Acrylic, 70% Wool

<> Fur, faux, yarn pom pom

<>Cable needle or extra double pointed needle and one stitch marker.

Knit helix cables hat size:

Adult: 54-56 cm.

Gauge: 15– 10 cm (4 inches) in stockinette

helix cable knit hat - right side shot on the mannequin

Common abbreviations of knitting stitches:

k – knit

p – purl

st(s) – stitch(es)

inc – increase

yo – yarn over: Lay the working yarn over the right needle from front to back.

k2tog – knit two together

p2tog – purl two together

C2F – Cable 2 Front: Slip 2 knit stitches to the extra needle and hold in front of work, k2 from the left-hand needle, k2 from the extra needle.

helix cable knit hat - left side shot on the mannequin

Helix cables knit hat pattern:

Knitting the body

Using long tail cast on method and 4.5 mm knitting needles, cast on 80 stitches. Place stitch marker and join.

Rib [k1, p1] until hat reaches 16-17 cm.

In the next round we are going to add 4 sts to get the total number of sts divisible by 14.

Change to 5 mm knitting needles.

Round 1: p2, C2F, k4, inc, k3, p2, C2F, k3, inc, k4, p2, C2F, k8, p2, C2F, k8, p2, C2F, k4, inc, k3, p2, C2B, k3, inc, k4.

Round 2: [p2, k12] – repeat 6 times

Round 3: [p2 k2tog, yo, C2F, k6] – repeat 6 times

Round 4: [p2, k12] – repeat 6 times. Knit yo stitch through the back loop to avoid getting holes.

Round 5: [p2, k2, k2tog, yo, C2F, k4] – repeat 6 times

Round 6: [p2, k12] – repeat 6 times.

Round 7: [p2, k4, k2tog, yo, C2F, k2] – repeat 6 times

Round 8: [p2, k12] – repeat 6 times.

Round 9: [p2, k6, k2tog, yo, C2F] – repeat 6 times

Round 10: [p2, k12] – repeat 6 times.

Round 11: [p2, k8, k2tog, yo, k2] – repeat 6 times

Round 12: [p2, k12] – repeat 6 times.

Repeat round 1-12 two more times. Pay attention that you are not going to make increases in the first round anymore. The first round is going to look as follows: [p2, CF2, k8] – repeat 6 times.

helix cable knit hat on the mannequinShaping the crown

Round 1: [p2, slip 2 knit stitches to the extra needle and hold in front of work, k2tog from the left-hand needle, k2 from the extra needle, k6, k2tog] – repeat 6 times.

Round 2: [p2, k10] – repeat 6 times.

Round 3: [p2, k1, slip 2 knit stitches to the extra needle and hold in front of work, k2tog from the left-hand needle, k2 from the extra needle, k3, k2tog] – repeat 6 times.

Round 4: [p2, k8] – repeat 6 times.

Round 5: [p2, (k2tog) – 4 times] – repeat 6 times.

Cut the tail, and thread it through remaining stitches, pull the tail to tighten the top of the hat. Weave in ends.

crown of the helix cables knit hat

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