Basic Cable Hat Pattern

Here’s a basic pattern for a cabled hat, made for my sister in law last Christmas. Any questions, feel free to send me a message!

For a printable .pdf version, click here.


Yarn: Sheep Shop One ( Pictured in Color F98 )

Needles: US #10 circulars OR Set of 5 US #10 double points


Cast on 88 stitches

Join in the round and knit as follows:
Rounds 1-4: (K4, P2, K3, P2) around
Round 5: (C4F, P2, K3, P2) around
Repeat these 5 rounds until hat measures approximately 5.5 inches from cast on edge.

Decrease Rounds (remember to C4F in place of K4 every 5th round)
Round 1: (K4 [or C4F], P2tog, K3, P2) around
Round 2: (K4 [or C4F], P1, K3, P2) around
Round 3: (K4 [or C4F], P1, K3, P2tog) around
Round 4: (K4 [or C4F], P1, K3, P1) around
Round 5: (K4 [or C4F], P1, K2tog, K1, P1) around
Round 6: (K4 [or C4F], P1, K2, P1) around
Round 7: (K4 [or C4F], P1, K2tog, P1) around
Round 8: (K4 [or C4F], P1, K1, P1) around
Round 9: (K2tog, K2, P1, K1, P1) around
Round 10: (K3, P1, K1, P1) around
Round 11: (K2tog, K1, P1, K1, P1) around
Round 12: (K2, P1, K1, P1) around
Round 13: (K2tog, P1, K1, P1) around
Round 14: K2tog around

Repeat Round 14 until you have 8 stitches on the needles. Cut the yarn leaving a long tail. Use a tapestry needle to thread the tail of yarn through the remaining stitches and weave ends in.


2 responses

  1. Shawn

    I love this hat! I want to make it for my daughter but I don’t know how to do the math; I will be making it with med weight yarn (lion brand superwash merino cashmere) on size 8 needles. She lives in Fl & i’m in OH so i’m just
    guessing her head is about 20 or 21″, can you help me out?

    July 22, 2011 at 8:27 pm

  2. Shawn

    Oh, also I was wondering what cast on you used to get that very neat, twisted edge?

    July 22, 2011 at 8:29 pm

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