Crazy Hands Knitting

Sunnyside Cable Knit Hat Pattern (Fisherman’s Rib)

For people who loves the sun and all shades of yellow I decided to knit a hat featuring new cable styles using golden yarn and a pair of needles. I know that knitting a cable hat in the middle of the spring might not be relevant for many, but since I love hat patterns I’m ready to try a new idea each time I have a chance. It also helps me relax, relieve daily stress and stay on the sunny side of life. Take a look at my photos of the hat and if you find them appealing, let’s jump to the pattern and get it done!

Knitting materials and knitting tools:

<> 5 Double Pointed Knitting Needles 3.25 mm (UK 10 or US 3) and 4 mm (UK 8 or US 6). You can also use 16” Circular Knitting Needles and magic loop technique to knit in the round;

<> Gazzal (baby wool) Medium 40% Lana Merino, 20% Cashmere Pa, 40% acrylic. Yellow color: 50 grams -100 m per skein – in total 3 balls;

<> For the total beginner I do recommend using counter to follow the whole process.

Knit fisherman rib cable hat size:

Adult: 53-56 cm

Gauge: 20 stitches = 4 inches/10 cm (2 cables)

Common abbreviations of knitting stitches:

k – knit

p – purl

k2tog – knit two together

k1b – knit one below. Check my Instagram video for more instructions.

p1b – purl one below. Check my Instagram video for more instructions.

Cable 6 Front (C6F): Slip 6 stitches to the extra needle and hold in front of work, k1b, p1, k1b, p1, k1b, p1 from the left hand needle, k1b, p1, k1b, p1, k1b, p1 from the extra needle.

Cable 6 Back (C6B)Slip 6 stitches to the extra needle and hold in back of work, k1b, p1, k1b, p1, k1b, p1 from the left hand needle, k1b, p1, k1b, p1, k1b, p1 from the extra needle.

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.

Ribbing of the fisherman rib cable hat knitting pattern:

Using 3.25 mm knitting needles cast on 96 stitches or any other number that is divisible by 24. Rib k1, p1 until the piece measures 1 cm (3-4 rounds).

Change needles to 4 mm (or 3.5 mm).

Body of the fisherman’s rib cable hat knitting pattern for adults:

Round 1: *k1b, p1, repeat from* to the end of the round.

Round 2: *k1, p1b, repeat from* to the end of the round.

Round 3-6: repeat Rounds 1-2.

Round 7: *C6F, k1b, p1, k1b, p1, k1b, p1, k1b, p1, k1b, p1, k1b, p1, repeat from* to the end of the round.

Round 8: *k1, p1b, repeat from* to the end of the round.

Round 9: *k1b, p1, repeat from* to the end of the round.

Round 10: *k1, p1b, repeat from* to the end of the round.

Round 11-16: Repeat Rounds 9-10.

Round 17: *k1b, p1, k1b, p1, k1b, p1, k1b, p1, k1b, p1, k1b, p1, C6B, repeat from* to the end of the round.

Round 18: *k1, p1b, repeat from* to the end of the round.

Round 19: *k1b, p1, repeat from* to the end of the round.

Round 20: *k1, p1b, repeat from* to the end of the round.

Round 21-26: Repeat Rounds 19-20.

Repeat Rounds 7-26 until desired hat’s length. I wanted my hat to be a bit slouchy so I repeat Rounds 7-26 3 more times, then I repeat again Rounds 7-14 and move on with shaping the crown.

Shaping the crown of the fisherman rib cable knit hat:

Round 1: *skpo, repeat from* to the end of the round.

Round 2: knit all stitches.

Round 3: *skpo, repeat from* to the end of the round.

Cut the yarn leaving 10 cm tail. Draw the end through remaining stitches and fasten securely. Attach fluffy pom pom to top of the Hat.

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17 comments
Carol 23rd May 2019 at 04:24

I have been looking at the pattern for the Sunnyside Fisherman’s Rib hat and can’t make sense of the pattern of the pattern after Round 10. Round 11-16 says to repeat rounds 10-11 but don’t know what row 11 is. It seems to be missing the information for round 11.

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Knitting Guru 4th June 2019 at 19:33

Hi Carol. It was misprint. It means repeat Rounds 9-10. Thanks for your help 🙂

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Carol 23rd May 2019 at 04:25

I have been looking at the pattern for the Sunnyside Fisherman’s Rib hat and can’t make sense of the pattern after Round 10. Round 11-16 says to repeat rounds 10-11 but don’t know what row 11 is. It seems to be missing the information for round 11.

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Knitting Guru 4th June 2019 at 19:33

Hi Carol. It was misprint. It means repeat Rounds 9-10

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Sharon 2nd December 2019 at 18:18

What is magic loop

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Knitting Guru 5th December 2019 at 23:49

Hi, it is a method to knit in the round without double pointed needles using simple circular needles

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Bibbe 20th December 2019 at 05:53

Hi, thank u for this great pattern, i am a vintage person who loves cable work, am not on instagram, is there any other way to to be in touch..

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Knitting Guru 24th December 2019 at 07:43

Hi, so far I have only Instagram videos but I am planning to make it for Youtube as well. Did you try to click on my links? Instagram does not let you to watch my video when you are not a member?

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Denise Feliciano 21st October 2020 at 15:19

I just wanted to say thank you i only found one person on the tube who explained the pattern but in Russian. signed up for future newsletters thanks again i am so excited to try this hat really

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Knitting Guru 22nd October 2020 at 22:28

you are welcome and good luck with your hat 🙂

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Denise F 24th October 2020 at 13:36

Hello again I have a question I hope i make sense about this>I see c6f and following this other stitches follow is the c6f & c6b it’s own stitch as a group and then the stitches that follow are the single stitches . Ty so much have a great day

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Knitting Guru 24th October 2020 at 19:17

hi. Not sure what are you talking about. When you knit c6F or c6B you knit all knit stitches as k1b. Let me know if you meant smth else

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Denise F 24th October 2020 at 21:05

hello again i was askiing for ex row 7 c6f and then th

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Denise F 24th October 2020 at 21:38

hello again i was trying to say for example row 7 is c6f ( k1b,p1 6 times) if i were to follow c6f Slip 6 stitches to the extra needle and hold in front of work, k1b, p1, k1b, p1, k1b, p1 from the left hand needle, k1b, p1, k1b, p1, k1b, p1 from the extra needle. then do (k1b,p1 6 times) because it needs the beanie to stretch. Would this be correct? Do i knit 18 sts for the whole row ty again

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Knitting Guru 25th October 2020 at 06:36

hi, yes correct. first cable C6F then ( k1b,p1 6 times), but it total 24 stitches, not 18. Repeat those 24 stitches to the end of round

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Denise FELICIANO 25th October 2020 at 13:52

thank you got it have a great day

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Knitting Guru 25th October 2020 at 16:55

good luck 🙂

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