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This cable hat knitting pattern is an excellent project for anyone who wants to make a super cosy hat this winter!
Made with The Wool from We Are Knitters, this hat only uses one skein and knits up fast.
Make Your Own Cable Knit Hat
The hat is really cosy to wear during the coldest of days.
I wore this hat on a trip to the snowy mountains in Greece and was really happy with it.
It was super warm, probably because it is made from 100% Peruvian wool and really chunky.
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Cable Knitting For Beginners
This pattern is for advanced beginners, who are looking to knit their first cable stitch pattern.
The hat is knit in the round, therefore you should be comfortable knitting in the round before you start this pattern.
The cable stitch used in the pattern is C4F – Cable 4 forward.
The abbreviation used in this pattern is explained below:
- C4F – Cable 4 forward.
- Slip the next two stitches onto a cable needle and hold at the front of the work.
- Knit the next two stitches from the left-hand needle and then knit the two stitches on the cable needle.
The Yarn I Used – The Wool
This hat was knit on size 15mm (US 19) 16″ circular needles.
The yarn I used for the hat was The Wool in the colour Bordeaux from We Are Knitters.
This is 100% Peruvian wool and you only need one skein to make the hat, with a little leftover.
So if you wanted to make and add a pom-pom, you would have enough with one skein.
Resources and tutorials you may find helpful in following this pattern:
This pattern is great for any advanced beginners or intermediate knitters.
- You should be comfortable casting on and casting off, as well as knitting in garter stitch.
- You should be comfortable working the purl stitch.
- You should be comfortable knitting in the round.
- You should be comfortable working cable stitches and using a cable needle.
- You should also be comfortable reading knitting patterns.
- And understanding knitting abbreviations and terms.
More Cable Knitting Patterns
For more knitting patterns featuring cable stitches please take a look at these posts:
- Cable Knit Mittens Pattern
- Cable Knit Hat Pattern
- Cable Knit Hat Pattern – The Cassandra
- Chunky Cable Knit Blanket Pattern
- Outlander Claire’s Cable Knit Wrist Warmers
- Cable Wrap Knitting Pattern
Cable Knit Hat Pattern
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The hat knits up quickly in super bulky yarn, and the simple design makes for a relaxing and enjoyable knit.
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Skill Level – Intermediate.
Size – Women’s medium
Finished measurements – laying flat and unstretched = 18 inches circumference / 12 inches long.
Gauge –4 inches/10 cm – 6 stitches / 10 rounds
- 1 skein of The Wool by We Are Knitters in the colour Bordeaux (This is 100% Peruvian wool, 200g per 80m).
- Super bulky/super chunky/14 ply.
- Yarn weight guide
- 15mm (US 19) 16″ circular knitting needles
- Cable needle
- Please note – you may have to change your needles for the decreases of the hat if working on the circulars becomes too tight.
- This would mean using a set of size 15 mm double-pointed needles (DPNs).
- If you do not have those, you could use a 60cm/24″ cable and use the magic loop technique.
Abbreviations / Knitting Abbreviations List
- CO – Cast on
- C4F – Cable 4 forward (Slip the next two stitches onto a cable needle and hold at the front of the work. Knit the next two stitches from the left-hand needle and then knit the two stitches on the cable needle)
- CN – Cable needle
- K = Knit
- K2tog = Knit next 2 stitches together
- P – Purl
- PM – Place marker
- P2tog – Purl next 2 stitches together
- Rep = Repeat
- Rnd(s) = Round(s)
- Sl – Slip one (or more) stitch(es)
- St(s) = Stitch(es)
With 15 mm (US 19) circular needles: CO 36 sts – join in the round and pm, being careful not to twist sts.
1st round: K1, P1 to the end of the round.
Cont to K1, P1 (1×1 ribbing) for another 5 rounds.
Start the cable rounds as follows:
- 1st round: *P2, K4, rep from * to the end of the round.
- 2nd round: *P2, K4, rep from * to the end of the round.
- 3rd round: *P2, C4F, rep from * to the end of the round.
- 4th round: *P2, K4, rep from * to the end of the round.
Rep the 4 rounds above until the hat measures 8.5 inches from the co edge.
End on round 2 of the pattern – ready for round 3.
- 1st round: *P2, sl 2 sts to CN, hold in front of work, K2tog, K2 from CN, rep from * to the end of the round.
- 2nd round: *P2, K3, rep from * to the end of the round.
- 3rd round: *P2, sl 2 sts onto CN, K1, K2 sts from CN, rep from * to the end of the round.
- 4th round: *P2, K3, rep from * to the end of the round.
- 5th round: *P2tog, sl 1st st to CN, hold in front of work, K2tog, then K1 from CN, rep from * to the end of the round.
- 6th round: *P1, K2, rep from * to the end of the round.
- 7th round: *P1, K2tog, rep from * to the end of the round.
- 8th round: *P1, K1, rep from * to the end of the round.
- 9th round: *K2tog, rep from * to the end of the round.
Cut yarn and thread through the rem sts, pull up to close and secure.
Weave in all loose ends.
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