White cable knit hat for winter with silver fox fur pom pom

Green cable knit hat for winter with dark green raccoon fur pom pom

Gorgeous Cable Knit Hat Pattern

Coldness is knocking to the door and now is the right time to start preparing for the winter. Since knitting a warm jacket or a nice sweater is way too complicated and time-consuming, I decided to create an adorable cable knit hat pattern that would have a cool fur pom-pom and pass well to any jacket or coat. Interested? Then check the material that is needed below, choose your preferred color of the yarn, sit in a comfortable armchair and start crafting your hat. Check out also baby and child versions of the knit hat pattern with earflaps.  

Knitting materials and knitting tools:

5 Double Pointed Knitting Needles  3.5 mm. Feel free to use circular needles as well;

Alpacana Lanoso 35% wool, 40% acrylic, 25% alpaca of any attractive color. (In total I used 1.2 skeins)

Cable knit hat size:

Adult: 52-54 cm

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 for back knitting stitch - step #1

Cable for back knitting stitch - step #2

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.

Ribbing of the cable knit hat:

So lets 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.

Finished ribbing of the cable knit hat - side view

Finished ribbing of the cable knit hat - top view

Last round of the cable knit hat ribbing

Body of the winter cable knit hat:

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.

Please check pictures how to knit stitch from the previous round.

Increasing from the previous round (knitting technique) - step #1

Increasing from the previous round (knitting technique) - step #2

Round 2-6: knit in stockinette stitch.

Round 7: *С4В, 4k, repeat from* to end of round.

Round 8-12: knit in stockinette stitch.

Round 13: *4k, C4F, repeat from* to end of round.

Knitting the body of the cable hat - step#2

Knitting the body of the cable hat - step#3

Knitting the body of the cable hat - step#4

Half-knit cable hat with lenth of the body of 18 cm

Repeat Rounds 2-13 two (three) more times. In the last time don’t repeat Round 13th, because this is round where we start decreasing.

The hat should now measure approximately 18 сm from the edge.

From this point we start decreasing hat.

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

Round 2-6: knit in stockinette stitch.

Roound 7: *Slip 4 knit stitches to the extra needle and hold in back of work, 3k from the left hand needle, [k2tog, 2k] - from the extra needle, 3k, repeat from* to end of round.

Round 8-12: knit in stockinette stitch.

Round 13: *3k, 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 14-18: knit in stockinette stitch.

Round 19: *Slip 3 knit stitches to the extra needle and hold in back of work, 2k from the left hand needle, [k2tog, 1k] - from the extra needle, 2k, repeat from* to end of round.

Round 20: knit in stockinette stitch.

Cut yarn leaving 10-15 cm tail. Use hook or tapestry needle to pull yarn tail through the last remaining stitches. Pull tight to close the hole. Hide the tail inside of the hat and weave it in into the back side of our stitches.

Attach pom-pom.

Wide variety of fur pom poms you can find in our shop section.

It’s time to enjoy your warm and cute cable hat!

full length of the cable knit hat before finishing the top part

top hole of the cable knit hat

using hook to pull tight and close the hole of cable knit hat

black raccoon fur pom pom for cable knit hat

plastic fixture of the raccoon fur pom pom

green cable knit hat with dark green raccoon fur pom pom

green cable knit hat with dark green raccoon fur pom pom - side view