Cable Hat Knitting Pattern : Temperance

Grab the Temperance cable hat knitting pattern. It uses less than 1 skein of super bulky yarn and includes a decrease for the crown.



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



Yarn Weight: Super Bulky
Yardage: 65 – 75 yards {60 – 69 meters}
Suggested Yarn: Lion Brand Wool Ease Thick & Quick
Needle Size: US 11 {8mm} Circular Needles with a 16” {40cm} & 24”+ {60cm} Cable, or DPNs
Extras: Stitch Markers, Cable Needle


Yarn Substitutes:

Cascade Lana Grande
Lang Yarns Virginia
Phildar Phil Alaska
Rowan Big Wool Yarn
MillaMia Super Chunky

Read more about yarn substitutions here {+ video}.



Measurements: 8″ Wide x 9 1/2″ {20cm x 24cm}
Gauge: 12 STS & 14 rounds per 4” {10cm} square, knit in the pattern below
Weight: 3.9oz {110g}



Not reversible.
Knit bottom up.
Knit using the cable & rib stitch.
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 “C6F” video tutorial.


Pattern, Knit in the Round:

Using US 11 {8mm} circular needles with a 16” {40cm} cable.

CO 44 STS, PM, join in the round.

Rounds 1-5: *K1, P1*

Round 6: {increase 4 STS} *[K1, P1 x5] K1, INC1* x 4 {44+4 STS = 48 STS}

Rounds 7-23: *K2, P2*

EXCEPT Rounds 10 & 20: *C6F, P2* {Note: Even though the 2 center STS are purl STS, go ahead and knit them when cabling}


Note {Optional}:

When the stitches get too tight switch to a longer cable and knit using the magic loop method.


Decrease for the crown:

Round 24: *K2, P2TOG, K2, P2TOG, PM*

Round 25: *K2TOG, P1, K2TOG, P1, SM*

Round 26: *K3TOG, P1, SM*

Round 27: *K1, P1, K1, P2TOG, remove stitch marker*



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}
C6F – cable6front – Transfer 3 stitches to a cable needle and hold it in the front of your work, knit the next 3 stitches and then knit the 3 stitches off the cable needle
DPNs – double pointed needles
INC1 – make 1 stitch {I use a backwards loop}
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
P2TOG – purl 2 stitches together
SM – slip stitch marker
STS – stitches




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Cable Hat Knitting Pattern : Temperance


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