Easy Cable Knit Hat

Create a beautiful cable stitch brim with this is Easy Cable Knit Hat pattern. Just knit a couple of cable stitch rows and then it’s knit stitch on repeat. πŸ€—

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About the Pattern

Available Sizes: One
Size: 20 – 22″ (51 – 56cm) Head Circumference
Styles: One, Slouchy
Pattern Format: Written Pattern, No Chart
Skill Level: Advanced Beginner
PDF Format: Printer Friendly
Bonus: Video & Checklist
Pattern Name: Grace

Techniques

Here are some of the knitting skills you need to know before getting started:

Knit in the Round
Knit & Purl Stitches
Decrease Stitch
Cable Stitches

Yarn & Substitutions

Yarn Weight: Super Bulky
Yardage: 80 – 90 yards (73 – 82 meters)
Suggested Yarn: Lion Brand Wool Ease Thick & Quick

Needles & Notions

Needle Size: US 11 (8mm) Circular Needles with a 16” (40cm) & 24”+ (60cm) Cable, or DPNs
Extras: Stitch Markers, Cable Needle

Gauge

10.25 STS & 16.5 rounds per 4” (10cm) square, knit in stockinette stitch

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Details

Measurements: 9 1/4β€³ Wide x 12β€³ (23cm x 30cm)
Weight: 4.8oz (135g)

Notes

Not reversible.
Knit bottom up.
Knit using the cable & stockinette stitch.
Knit in the round with a circular needle.
When knitting in the round you’re always knitting the right side of your work.

Knitting Abbreviations

*– * – repeat between * to end of round
CO – cast-on (long-tail cast-on method)
C4F – cable4front – Transfer 2 stitches to a cable needle and hold it in the front of your work, knit the next 2 stitches and then knit the 2 stitches off the cable needle
DPNs – double pointed needles
K – knit stitches (K1 means to knit 1 stitch)
K2TOG – knit 2 stitches together
P – purl stitches (P2 means to purl 2 stitches)
PM – place marker
SM – slip stitch marker
STS – stitches

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Knitting Pattern Instructions

Knit in the Round:
Using US 11 (8mm) circular needles with a 16” (40cm) cable.
CO 48 STS, PM, join in the round.

Rounds 1-12: *P2, K4*
EXCEPT rounds 5 & 9: *P2, C4F*

Rounds 13-39: *K*

Note (Optional):
When the stitches get too tight switch to DPNs or a longer cable and knit using the magic loop method.

Decrease for the crown:
Round 40: *K*
Round 41: *K4, K2TOG, PM* (-8 STS, 40 STS remaining)
Round 42: *K3, K2TOG, SM* (-8 STS, 32 STS remaining)
Round 43: *K2, K2TOG, SM* (-8 STS, 24 STS remaining)
Round 44: *K1, K2TOG, SM* (-8 STS, 16 STS remaining)
Round 45: *K2TOG, remove stitch marker* (-8 STS, 8 STS remaining)

End:
Without binding-off, cut the yarn leaving a 10” (25cm) tail, pull it through the remaining STS, push through the top hole to the inside and then weave in the ends.

Block:
To block this hat I use a saucer. Like a teacup and saucer. ;) I put it inside the hat, so the bottom β€œswirl” is in the center of the saucer and the saucer is bulging outward, spritz it with some water, pat dry with a clean towel and let it dry overnight.

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