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Worsted-Weight Yarn Knit Cable Hat Pattern

worsted-weight yarn knit cable hat pattern

worsted-weight yarn knit cable hat pattern

Knitting materials and tools:

Circular (min 40 cm) or double pointed knitting needles, size 4 mm (US 6/UK 8) for the ribbing and size 4.5 mm (US7 /UK7) for the body part.

Loops & Threads, Impeccable (4) –100% acrylic, 127.5 grams -260 m per skein.

Weight Category – Medium. Quantity – 70 grams.

Pom pom – black/white/natural color. Material – natural fur / faux fur / yarn pom pom. Size – 15-16-17 cm.

Medium-weight yarn cable hat size:

Head circumference:  53-57 cm (21-23”).

Gauge: 16-17 stitches = 4 inches in stockinette

Common abbreviations of knitting stitches:

K – knit,

P – purl,

P2tog – purl two together

k2tog – knit two together

inc – increase: knit the stitch through the front loop. Do not remove the stitch from the needle yet.  Knit into the back of the same stitch. Slip stitches off 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.

C3F – Cable 3 Front: Slip 3 knit stitches to the extra needle and hold in front of work, k3 from the left-hand needle, k3 from the extra needle.

C2F – Cable 2 Front: Slip 2 knit stitches to the extra needle and hold in front of work, k2 from the left-hand needle, k2 from the extra needle.

two medium-weight yarn cable knit hats - one hat made with brown yarn and another one with purple yarn

Worsted-weight yarn cable hat knitting pattern:

Using 4 mm knitting needles and long tail method cast on 84 stitches or any number multiple of 4. Place stitch marker and join to knit in the round.

Start knitting ribbing [k2, p2] until the piece reaches 13 -14cm for the hat with folded brim or 5-6 cm for the hat without it.

Knitting body of the cable hat:

In the next row we need to add 6 sts to get the number that will be divisible by 15.

Round 1: k2, p2, k2, p2, inc, k1, p2, k2, p2, k2, p2, inc, k1, p2, k2, p2, k2, p2, inc, k1, p2, k2, p2, k2, p2, k2, p2, k2, p2, inc, k1, p2, k2, p2, k2, p2, inc, k1, p2, k2, p2, k2, p2, inc, k1, p2, k2, p2.  (90 stitches)

Change to 4.5 mm knitting needles.

Round 2-7: [k3, p3, k6, p3] – repeat till the end of round.

Round 8: [k3, p3, C3F, p3] – repeat till the end of round.

Round 9-15: [k3, p3, k6, p3] – repeat till the end of round.

Round 16: [k3, p3, C3F, p3] – repeat till the end of round.

Repeat Rounds 9-16 once more, after that repeat Rounds 9-13. At this point my hat measures 19-20 cm.

Shaping the crown of worsted-weight cable knit hat:

Round 1: [k3, p3, skpo, k2, k2tog, p3] – repeat till the end of round.

Round 2: [k3, p3, k4, p3] – repeat till the end of round.

Round 3: [k3, p2tog, p1, C2F, p1, p2tog] – repeat till the end of round.

Round 4: [k3, p2, k4, p2] – repeat till the end of round.

Round 5: [k3, p2tog, k1, skpo, k1, p2tog] – repeat till the end of round.

Round 6: [k3, p1, k3, p1] – repeat till the end of round.

Round 7: k2tog all the way around, k1.

Cut the yarn leaving 10 cm tail. Draw the tail through remaining stitches. Pull tail to close top. Weave in all ends and block.

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9 comments

Carol 17th February 2023 at 23:48

I made this in a soft dark grey aran ( James c brett Aztec). I followed your video & it turned out beautifully! Thank you very much for sharing the pattern & taking the time to make the video which is very clear & helpful. I used 81g.
I have posted the hat with a link to this page on ravelry. Thank you again, it fits perfectly x

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Ann 21st February 2023 at 16:09

Thank you Carol for your lovely feedback!

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Kim 27th February 2024 at 15:04

I knit this hat today. The pattern is easy to follow and the hat turned out beautiful. I am a fairly tight knitter. I used Lion Brand Skein Tones acrylic yarn which is rated a “4”, medium and I used the recommended needle size. The hat will be lovely for a toddler.🤪 I will increase the number of cast on stitches for the next hat and perhaps it will be a “mommy and me” hat set. I truly enjoyed knitting up this pattern.

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Ashley 25th March 2024 at 06:59

Is this pattern available for straight needles? or is there an easy way to adapt it?

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Ann 1st April 2024 at 15:10 Reply
Ashley 25th March 2024 at 07:00

Is this available for straight needles? Or can it be easily adapted?

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Ann 1st April 2024 at 15:10

answered you

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Ashley 25th March 2024 at 20:41

Is there a straight needle version of this pattern? I love it so much!

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