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.