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Sandy winter knitted hat pattern with cables

Sandy winter knitted hat pattern with cables

Knitted Hat Pattern with Cables

Winter is an awesome time to express your full creativity, especially in crocheting and knitting arts. As long as you have enough yarn, free time and free knitted hat pattern at hands, the process is enjoyable and going flawlessly. This knitted hat is easy to make and it shines the warmth that we are all slightly missing during the snowy winter time.

Cable knitted hat pattern

Knitted hat size:

fits head 50-54 cm - adult

Common abbreviations of knitting stitches:

k – knit

k2tog – knit two together

Cable 4 Back (C4B): Slip 4 knit stitches to the extra needle and hold in back of work, 4k from the left hand needle, 4k from the extra needle.

Cable knitted hat pattern: cable four back knitting stitch - step #1

Cable knitted hat pattern: cable four back knitting stitch - step #2

Cable knitted hat pattern: cable four back knitting stitch - step #3

Cable 4 Front (C4F): Slip 4 knit stitches to the extra needle and hold in front of work, 4k from the left hand needle, 4k from the extra needle.

Cable knitted hat pattern: cable four front knitting stitch - step #1

Cable knitted hat pattern: cable four front knitting stitch - step #2

Cable knitted hat pattern: cable four front knitting stitch - step #3

Cable knitted hat pattern: cable four front knitting stitch - step #4

Knitting materials and knitting tools:

<> 5 Double Pointed Knitting Needles number 5 mm US (8) for the main part and 4-4.5 mm (US 6-7) for the ribbing part. You can use a circular needles as well;

<> Alpacana Lanoso 35% wool, 40% acrylic, 25% alpaca. Sandy color: 100 grams - 130 m. (In total I used 1.5 skeins)- BULKY YARN

<> Fur pom pom.

start the ribbing of the knitted hat pattern with cables

Ribbing of the knitted hat pattern:

The hat is worked in the round from brim to crown.

So let's start. Cast on 96 stitches for the hat.

Round 1: Begin with rib 2 by 2 *knit 2, purl 2* keep repeating 13-15 rounds until ribbing measures 5-6 cm from the edge. You can also do a folded brim.

Body of the knitted hat pattern with cables:

Round 1: In this round, we are going to increase. Please use any methods you know. In my case, I am going to *knit one stitch from the previous round, 4 k, repeat from * to the end of round. At the end of this round, you will get in total 120 stitches. I didn’t change size of needles, but from this point you can use size number 7-8.

I have made pictures how to knit stitch from the previous round. Please check them below:

knitted hat pattern: increase from the previous round - step #3

knitted hat pattern: increase from the previous round - step #4

half-knit body of the cable knit hat

Rounds 2-4: knit in stockinette stitch.

Round 5: *4k, C4F, repeat from* to end of round.

Rounds 6-8: knit in stockinette stitch.

Round 9: * C4B, 4k, repeat from* to end of round.

Repeat Rounds 2-9 four (five) more times. In the last time don’t repeat Round 9th, because this is round where we start decreasing.

The hat should now measures approximately 20-22 cm from the edge. The best way is to try on hat while knitting.

From this point we start decreasing hat.

Round 1: *Slip 4 knit stitches to the extra needle and hold in back of work,  [k2tog, 2k] - from the left hand needle, [k2tog, 2k] – from the extra needle, k2tog, 2k, repeat from* to end of round.

Round 2-4: knit in stockinette stitch.

Round 5: * k2tog, 1k,  slip 3 knit stitches to the extra needle and hold in front of work, [k2tog, 1k] - from the left hand needle, [k2tog, 1k] – from the extra needle, repeat from* to end of round.

Round 6-8: knit in stockinette stitch.

Round 9: *k2tog, 2k, repeat from* to end of round.

Round 10: *k2tog, 2k, repeat from* to end of round.

Round 11: knit in stockinette stitch.

Break the yarn leaving 10-15 cm of tail. Use a hook or a tapestry needle to thread the yarn tail through the last remaining stitches. Pull it tight and secure the end. Hide the tail inside of the hat and weave it in into the back side of our stitches.

finished knitted hat with cables

easy-to-knit knitted hat pattern with cables

black arctic fox fur pom pom

knitted hat with cables and attached black fur pom pom

Attach a pom pom. A wide variety of fur pom poms you can find and even buy one if you like some in our shop section.

I would definitely suggest to knit cable scarf or snood for this lovely hat.

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54 comments

Vicki Murphy 24th January 2016 at 15:25

What weight yarn?

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crazyhands 5th March 2016 at 10:53

bulky

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Vicki Murphy 24th January 2016 at 15:27

Gauge to please?

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crazyhands 24th January 2016 at 17:05

with 3.5 cm needles 1 st =0,5 cm

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Anna 4th April 2016 at 05:05

Hello Anna,
I love your pompom patterns!
I just wanted to clarify the weight of the yarn, needle size and gauge.
Weight= bulky= 5?
Needles= US 6= 4.00 mm?
Gauge for the above?

Should I expect a fairly tightly knit fabric? Many thanks for help!!!

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crazyhands 4th April 2016 at 11:21

hello, thanks you for your question. In my case I was using 3.5 cm needles and the gauge 1 st =0,5 cm. But I got many feedbacks that its so hard to knit bulky yarn with 3.5 cm. So I suggest using bigger size after ribbing part (4 -5 cm).

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Cora 28th July 2016 at 22:05

Hi!

I was wondering if I could make and sell a few hats using this pattern online. I think it is absolutely beautiful and I would love to make a few if you’d let me.

Thanks so much!

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annanitato_175 4th August 2016 at 12:06

Hello Cora!
Sure you can sell finished items.
Of course, I will be happy if you can tell about me and my blog somewhere. If no, then its fine as well.
Wish you luck!

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vei vei 20th September 2016 at 16:48

Hi, First of all, Thank you for sharing your pattern for such a unique and beautiful cable hat. I am on round 1 and I am confused. Round 1 indicates that you have increased your stitches by knit one stitch from the previous round, 4 k. After the brim, it is k2, P2. During the increase using your technique, am I supposed to increase the purl stitches using a pearl increase or knit it? If so, how can I increase the purl stitches with a knit stitch? I am sort of new, please help Thank you.

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annanitato_175 22nd September 2016 at 10:32

Hi, thanks for your question and I hope you still didn’t give up. You increase every 4 stitches, so it means that you increase only with a knit stitch and never with a purl, something like this – inc from previous round, 4k, inc from previous round 4k……… I hope it is clear now. Please, let me know if you have more questions. Ann

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Shirley 26th September 2016 at 01:21

What does 4k mean?
Thank you

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annanitato_175 26th September 2016 at 07:54

hey, it means knit 4 times

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Xenia 23rd October 2016 at 21:36

Hello Anna,

I seem to be getting big wholes between the cables when moving from row 9 back to row 2 to repeat the pattern. Any idea what the problem might be? I’m using no5 needles with the appropriate yarn weight.

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Katy 8th November 2016 at 04:52

How about doing a different color for the cable twists?

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annanitato_175 8th November 2016 at 11:53

hey Katy!
Good idea. Let your imagination fly and share your project afterward.

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Diane Griffitts 8th November 2016 at 04:55

I’m just loving this pattern and am making two hats. One orange for my grandson and one white for my grand daughter. I can’t seem to locate where to purchase the beautiful Pom poems? Could you please help me? Thank you so much!!!

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annanitato_175 8th November 2016 at 11:09

hello Diane,
please visit shop section where you can purchase different kind of pompoms.

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Gisele 12th November 2016 at 03:56

Hi just wondering what size pompon
From your store is on this hat? Thank you!

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annanitato_175 12th November 2016 at 12:14

Hello Gisele!
It is an Arctic fox (black) 13-14 cm. But if you wanna bigger size please check black Raccoon 15-16 or 17-18 cm.

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Judy 1st December 2016 at 04:21

What color is the gold yarn in sands winter pom pom hat
Love it

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annanitato_175 1st December 2016 at 10:15

hi,
It is Alpacana Lanoso 35% wool, 40% acrylic, 25% alpaca. Sandy color: 100 grams -130 m. If you cant find it, you can always buy it in my shop. Thank you and enjoy knitting

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Patricia 31st January 2017 at 23:21

I love your pattern but cannot figure out how to print a copy without all the ads. I never have enough paper. Thank you/

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annanitato_175 1st February 2017 at 09:36

Hi Patricia. There is no printable version of my patterns, but you are always welcome here.

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Name 6th September 2017 at 08:35

Is there 4 k between each cable ?

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editor 6th November 2017 at 11:08

yes, you are right

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Sarah 15th September 2017 at 01:42

Hi I have 120 st when I started the cable I c4f to the end and had 6 st left it doesn’t match the pattern what do I do is it my problem or is their a mistake on the pattern.

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editor 6th November 2017 at 11:06

Hi, you have to knit 4k, C4F not just C4F

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Sarah 16th September 2017 at 05:56

When I added a stitch every 4 st I got 121 not 120

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editor 6th November 2017 at 11:00

Hi Sarah, it will be definitely 120 stitches: 96/4=24 ( 24+96=120 total amount of stitches)

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Sherry 24th September 2017 at 06:13

Hi
Do you have a pattern for Little ones, 1yr , 2yr, 4yr? I’m not good at adjusting and figuring out proper proportions?
Thanks

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editor 6th November 2017 at 10:43

Hi, try this one but it will suit better 4 yr old https://crazyhands.net/baby-hat-knitting-pattern/

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Jenny 8th November 2017 at 09:01

Hi. I really like this pattern, but I have different yarn and gauge. So I am wondering if this pattern is divisible by 8 or 12 stitches during cast on or after the increase. I casted on 104 sts, and had 130 sts after the increase. I am sure I can’t use up all the sts for my *k4, k4f/b* repeats. 🙁

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editor 8th November 2017 at 15:19

Hi Jenny,
It doesn’t matter how many stitches will be your ribbing part, the most important after increasing round the total amount must be divisible by 12 stitches. So 132 sts will be perfect. Let me know if it is clear now.

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Megan 5th January 2018 at 04:59

Hi,
I was wondering how you cast on your stitches? I know two ways but i wanted to know the way you to it so mine doesn’t end up to tight!

Thanks!

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Crazy Hands Knitting Editor 5th January 2018 at 23:53

Hi,
I usually use long tail cast on method.

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Jane 2nd February 2018 at 00:02

Does anyone know how to do a 2x2x2 cable stitch

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Brenda 19th March 2018 at 02:42

I made this hat and the lady at the yarn shop recommended #4 worsted weight yarn and a 4mm needle. After all the time & money that went into the yarn and the pompom it wouldn’t fit any adult it was so small. I want to make one but I am scared to try it since hers was so small.

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Crazy Hands Knitting Editor 19th March 2018 at 23:22

Hello Brenda, the pattern calls minimum for 4.5 mm knitting needles and bulky yarn. Also I think your way of knitting is too tight. Take at least 5 mm knitting needles and bulky yarn. Always use bigger number of needles for the braided part (compare to ribbing).

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Justine 22nd October 2018 at 00:21

Question on the “Repeat Rounds 2-9 and four (five) more times. Is this saying you should knit rounds 2-9 and an extra round 4 or are you saying to knit 2-9 four or five more time

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Knitting Guru 22nd October 2018 at 21:51

Hi – Repeat Rounds 2-9 four (five) more times. Small misprint. You repeat Rounds 2-9 4 times and if you see that hat is still short you can repeat 5th time. Let me know if it is clear now

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Julie 7th November 2018 at 01:59

What adjustments do I have to make if I use a single strand of worsted yarn and a size 6 (4mm)? Will it come out in adult size? I am a beginner but have used cable needles, I just don’t understand the math part yet. Thank you! I love the look of the hat and know my adult granddaughter will love it too.

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Barb 17th December 2018 at 01:41

is there any way to knit this with just 2 needles?

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Knitting Guru 18th December 2018 at 00:37

Do you know how to knit cables in the wrong rows? If yes, add 2 more stitches (salvage stitches) to the pattern and follow it.

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Lady 25th December 2018 at 20:28

Can you please explain better how to knit this with just 2 straight needles? Thank you so much!

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Knitting Guru 27th December 2018 at 16:38

Hi. Cast on 2 exstra stitches (salvage stiches). Do you know how to knit ribbing part with 2 stright needles? Body part: Row 1 knit all sts, row 2 purl all sts, row 3 knit, row 4 purl, row 5 knit cables according to the pattern etc. Make all decreases according to the pattern as well. Sew 2 edges of the hat.

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Sarah O 14th January 2019 at 03:09

Hi, will this hat fit a 10-11 year old girl? If not do you have any other cabled knitting patterns that would fit her?

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Knitting Guru 14th January 2019 at 16:41

Hi. 10-11 years child already wears an adult size.
The difference might be only in hat’s length but i am sure even length is same. So You can knit any of my cable patterns

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Sarah O’Guin 14th January 2019 at 15:33

Hi, will this hat fit a 10-11 year old girl? If not do you recommend any that will fit her head? Thank you!

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Knitting Guru 14th January 2019 at 16:40

Hi. 10-11 years child already wears an adult size.
The difference might be only in hat’s length but i am sure even length is same. So You can knit any of my cable patterns

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Claudette 25th February 2019 at 07:27

I am not getting this pattern. I am good until the cable rows ..
C4B and C4 F confuses me. Could you please explain these 2 rows in more details…I know to place needle with four stitches in back and front…knit 4 stitches and then knit those on front or back needles..But do you have to knit additional 4 stitches after completion of cable.
I am hoping someone can help by describing these two rows so I can attempt once more and be successful.
I have 4o stitches divided on 3 needles. Is that correct? Thanks for your help

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Knitting Guru 6th March 2019 at 16:48

Hi, you are saying everything correctly. Yes after you finish knit cable you have to knit 4 more stitches. Please check my 2 short videos in Instagram, I am sure it will help you https://www.instagram.com/p/Bt-xFG8FwEE/

Regarding 40 stitches I did not understand, but the total number of stitches after ribbing part have to be divisible by 12. Let me know if you have other questions. Ann

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Anonymous 13th August 2019 at 17:54

4.5

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