Crazy Hands Knitting

Slouchy Mint Wicker Knit Hat

DIY knit cable hat

Christmas is just around the corner and city streets slowly turning into decorated scene with shining lights, toys and lots of positive vibe. I like walking outside this time of the year, enjoy night city view and make a few snapshots. So why not to spend a few hours of your time, knit a new hat to get a stunning look for Christmas night photo session? Whether you have blond, brown, red or dark hair, mint color of the hat will make you look fresh and young. Simply follow the instructions, and enjoy the process as much as end result.

Knitting materials and knitting tools:

<> Circular or DPN Knitting Needles 4 mm (US 6/ UK 8) and 4.5 mm (US7 /UK7);

<> 100% merino wool (Kartopu Merino Yün). Sky blue color: 100 grams -180 m per skein – in total 1 ball;

<> Hook or tapestry needle.

Mint wicker knit hat size: 

Adult hat: 53-56 cm

Gauge: 16 stitches = 4 inches

Common abbreviations of knitting stitches:

k – knit

p – purl

k2tog – knit two together

p2tog – purl two together

M1PW – Make 1 Purl Wise Check my Instagram video of how to knit M1PW

Cable 2 Back Knit (C2BK) – Slip 2 stitch to the extra needle and hold in back of work, k2 from the left hand needle, p2 from the extra needle.

Cable 2 Front Purl (C2FP) – Slip 2 stitch to the extra needle and hold in front of work, p2 from the left hand needle, k2 from the extra needle.

Cable 2 Front (C2F) – Slip 2 stitch to the extra needle and hold in front of work, k2 from the left hand needle, k2 from the extra needle.

Cable 2 Back (C2B) – Slip 2 stitch to the extra needle and hold in back of work, k2 from the left hand needle, k2 from the extra needle.

Body of the slouchy mint wicker hat knitting pattern:

Using 4 mm knitting needles cast on 90 stitches or any other number that is divisible by 10. Place marker and join in the round.
Rounds 1-10: k2, p1 [k4, p1] – repeat 17 times, k2.

Ribbing part of the mint cable hat

Round 11: k2 M1PW, p1 [k4, M1PW, p1] – repeat 17 times, k2.

Switch to the 4.5 mm knitting needles.

Round 12: *C2F, k4, C2B – repeat from *.

Round 13: Knit all stitches around.

Round 14: k2, [C2FP, C2BK, k4] – repeat 9 times, k2.

Round 15-20: k2, p2 [k4, p2] – repeat 17 times, k2.

Repeat Rounds 12-20 - 4 more times.

Body part of the mint cable hat

Shaping the crown of the mint knit hat:

Round 1: k2, p2tog, [k4, p2tog] – repeat 17 times, k2.

Round 2-5: k2, p1, [k4, p1] repeat 17 times, k2.

Round 6: k2tog, p1, [k2, k2tog, p1] – repeat 17 times, k2.

Round 7: k1, p1, [k3, p1] – repeat 17 times, k2.

Round 8: k2tog around.

Shaping crown of the mint knit hat

Round 9: knit all stitches.

Round 10: k2tog around.

Using tapestry needle thread through remaining stitches, pull tight and knot.

Add an extravagant pom or leave the hat as is, put your hat on, go out and get a few selfies for your Instagram profile.

Knit cable hat on mannequin

Front look of the mint knit hat

Slouchy cable winter hat

Related posts

Bear Baby Knit Romper Pattern (Garter Stitch)

CH Knitting

Reversible Double Knit Pixie Baby Hat

Knitting Guru

Ash Leaf Knit Sweater

Knitting Guru

7 comments

Deborah 22nd December 2018 at 21:57

Ohhhhhhhhhhh! I found a GOLD MINE! (…or you found me!) I’m thrilled.

Reply
Jane Draisey 22nd December 2018 at 22:17

I love so many patterns but cannot manage the one needle patterns as have always 45 years) knitted with two needles…sadly I miss out on many patterns

Reply
Knitting Guru 27th December 2018 at 16:30

I am sorry Jane but knitting in circle is much better. At the end you get seamless accessories. Try it, there are many online tutorials that can help you.

Reply
Dorothy S 23rd February 2019 at 00:14

I’ve had to tear out and restart at least 3 times. How many stitches should there be after the M1P1 rows? My math says 36 more stitches, making total of snow 126. Confused.

Reply
Knitting Guru 6th March 2019 at 16:35

Hi Dorothy. It must be 108 sts after M1PW round. You add 18 sts. Pay attention that you repeat 17 times only part that is written in brackets, and finish with k2

Reply
Dorothy Steltzer 23rd February 2019 at 00:48

Undid work 4 times. Can’t figure out how many stitches there are such to be after the multiple M1PW. My math says it adds 36 stitches, making total 126. But doesn’t work. HELP!

Reply
Knitting Guru 6th March 2019 at 16:33

Hi Dorothy. It must be 108 sts after M1PW round. You add 18 sts.

Reply

Leave a Comment