{FREE} Faux Cable Hat Knitting Pattern : Laughter


Grab this faux cable hat knitting pattern. You only need 1 skein of worsted yarn to get it knitted.



Available Sizes: One

Size: 20 – 22″ {51 – 56cm} Head Circumference

Styles: One, Stocking

Pattern Format: Written Pattern, No Chart

Pattern Language: English

Skill Level: Advanced Beginner

PDF Format: Printer & Mobile Friendly

Bonus: Video, Checklist



Knit in the Round

Knit & Purl Stitches

Decrease Stitch {Optional}

Twist Stitch

Increase Stitch



Yarn Weight: Worsted

Yardage: 115 – 125 yards {105 – 114 meters}

Suggested Yarn: Lion Brand Wool Ease

Needle Size: US 9 {5.5mm} Circular Needles with a 16” {40cm} & 24”+ {60cm} Cable, or DPNs

Extras: Stitch Markers



Measurements: 8″ Wide x 9″ {20cm x 23cm}

Gauge: 18 STS & 21 rounds per 4” {10cm} square, knit in the pattern below

Weight: 1.8oz {51g}



Not reversible.

Knit bottom up.

Knit using the rib & ripple stitches.

Knit in the round with a circular needle.

When knitting in the round you’re always knitting the right side of your work.



Click here to watch the “How to Block a Hat” video tutorial.

Click here to watch the “How to Decrease for the Crown” video tutorial.

Click here to watch the “Ripple Knit Stitch” video tutorial.


Pattern, Knit in the Round:

CO 72 STS, PM, join in the round

Round 1-6: *K2, P2*

Round 7: *K*

Round 8: *RT, K1*

Round 9: *K*

Round 10: *K1, RT*

Repeat Rounds 7-10, 11 more times



The hat in the photo does not have a crown decrease.


Decrease for the crown {Optional}:

Round 55: *K7, K2TOG, PM* {-8 STS, 64 STS remaining}

Round 56: *K6, K2TOG, SM* {-8 STS, 56 STS remaining}

Round 57: *K5, K2TOG, SM* {-8 STS, 48 STS remaining}

Round 58: *K4, K2TOG, SM* {-8 STS, 40 STS remaining}

Round 59: *K3, K2TOG, SM* {-8 STS, 32 STS remaining}

Round 60: *K2, K2TOG, SM* {-8 STS, 24 STS remaining}

Round 61: *K1, K2TOG, SM* {-8 STS, 16 STS remaining}

Round 62: *K2TOG, remove stitch marker* {-8 STS, 8 STS remaining}



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, if desired.



* – * – repeat between *

CO – cast-on {long-tail cast-on method}

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 stitch marker

RT – Right Twist – K2TOG, without dropping STS from left needle, knit into the first stitch, slip both STS to the right needle together

SM – slip stitch marker

STS – stitches

Note: Previously named “Dignity Mustard”




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