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Cables Hat-free knitting pattern

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Cables Hat-free knitting pattern

This hat is a great introduction to cables.

Cables Hat-free knitting pattern
Cables Hat-free knitting pattern

YARN
• 2 skeins 100 gm Knit Picks Biggo in Brass Heather 26 571

NEEDLES AND TOOLS
• 6.5mm circular needle 40cm , or dpns, or two 60cm circular needles for two circulars technique, or one
80cm or longer circular needle for Magic loop technique, or size to obtain gauge. (If using 40cm circular, sw itch to dpns when hat gets smaller at the crown.)
• Wool sewing needle
• Stitch marker
• Cable needle

MEASUREMENTS
Size Adult one size fits all, slouchy fit 45.5-48cm circumference lying flat, will stretch up to 58.5-61cm
TENSION
13 sts by 18 rows over Stockinette stitch worked in the round, blocked to 10cm

SPECIAL ABBREVIATIONS
Kfb – Knit Front & Back – Knit into the front and back of the same st. 1 st inc.
Ssk – Slip, Slip, Knit – slip two sts knitwise one at a time to the right needle. Insert the left needle into the
front of the sts and then knit the 2 sts together. 1 st dec.
C4F – Cable 4 Front, Left Leaning

Cable – slip 2 sts to the CN and hold in front of work. Knit next 2 sts, and then knit the 2 sts from the CN.
C4B – Cable 4 Back, Right Leaning
Cable – slip 2 sts to the CN and hold in back of work. Knit next 2 sts, and then knit the 2 sts from the CN.

WORKING PATTERN
Note: if using a 40cm circular, change to DPNs when sts no longer comfortably on the needle.
Cast on 70 sts. Place a marker to indicate the beginning of the rnd. Join to begin working in the round, being
careful not to twist stitches.
Rounds 1-10: *K2, P1, K2, P2* rep from * to * to the end of the rnd. set-up rnd for cables: *K2, Kfb, K2,
P2* rep from * to * to the end of the round. 80 sts.

 

CABLE PATTERN
Round 1: K3, *P1, K6, P1, K12, rep from * a total of 3 times, P1, K6, P1, K9.
Round 2: P3, *P1, K6, P13, rep from * a total of 3 times, P1, K6, P10.
Round 3: K3, *P1, C4B, K2, P1, K12, rep from * a total of 3 times, P1, C4B, K2, P1, K9.
Round 4: as round 2.
Round 5: as round 1.
Round 6: as round 2.
Round 7: K3, *P1, K2, C4f, P1, K12, rep from * a total of 3 times, P1, K2, C4f, P1, K9.
Round 8: as round 2.
Repeat rounds 1-8 for pattern.
Work Cable Pattern until piece is about 20.5 cm long, measured from the cast-on edge, ending with round 8.
If a longer hat is desired, work more rounds before starting the decrease rounds, making sure to end with round
8.

Decreases
Round 1: K2tog, K1, *P1, K6, P1, K1, K2tog, K6, K2tog, K1, rep from * a total of 3 times, P1, K6, P1, K1, K2tog, K6. 72 sts.
Round 2: P2, *P1, K6, P11, rep from * a total of 3 times, P1, K6, P9.

Round 3: K2, *P1, C4B, K2, P1, K1, K2tog, K4, K2tog, K1, rep from * a total of 3 times, P1, C4B, K2, P1, K1,
K2tog, K3, K2tog. 64 sts.
Round 4: P2, *P1, K6, (P2, P2tog) twice, P1, rep from * a total of 3 times, P1, K6, P2, P2tog twice, P. 56 sts.
Round 5: K2, *P1, K6, rep from * a total of 6 times, P1, K6, P1, K4.
Round 6: P2tog, *P1, K6, P2, P2tog twice, P1, rep from * a total of 3 times, P1, K6, P2, P2tog, P. 48 sts.
Round 7: K1, *P1, K2, C4f, P1, K2tog twice, rep from * a total of 3 times, P1, K2, C4f, P1, K2tog, K1. 41 sts.
Round 8: P1, *P1, K2tog, K4, P3, rep from * a total of 3 times, P1, K2tog, K4, P1, P2tog. 36 sts.
Round 9: *K2tog, rep from * to the end of round. 18 sts.
Round 10: same as round 9. 9 sts.

Cut yarn, leaving a tail of 15-20cm. Using yarn needle, draw yarn through rem sts. Pull tight and weave in end
on WS.
MAKING UP
Weave in yarn ends. Block hat. Attach pom-pom if desired.

POM-POM (OPTIONAL)
To make pom-pom, take a 7.6cm wide piece of cardboard. Lay a length of yarn along the length of the cardboard (this yarn will be used hold the pom-pom together and attach it to the hat). Wind yarn around the cardboard about 120 –
150 times. Pull the original length of yarn towards the lower edge of the cardboard, pull firmly around the
wound yarn, and tie up tightly. With scissors, cut along the upper edge of the cardboard to free up the yarn.
Use the tied ends to sew the pom-pom to the top of the hat. Trim pom-pom as desired to achieve a rounded shape.

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