Sunday, November 9, 2008

Mama Needs a New Hat! - My Cable Hat Pattern

Inspired from many many a cable hat, I couldn't find one I love, especially one knit in the round, so I made my own. Enjoy!

Mama Needs a New Hat! ~ Cable Ski Cap

© Emily V (aka Coffeebra!)

Size: Womens – average.  (stretches to fit small/average/large)


Yarn – sport weight “3” 

Needle – US size 9, 16” circular needles, Cable needle and US size 9 DPNs


Gauge – 18 stitches, 24 rows 4x4 inches 


Stitch Glossary:

C4B – slip next 2 stitches on a cable needle and move to back of work, K2 then K2 from cable needle

C4F – slip next 2 stitches on a cable needle and move to front of work, K2 then K2 from cable needle


Cast on 80 stitches

Row 1-7:  K2, P2 rib

Row 8: K10, make 1 to end (you now have 88 stitches)


You can change to another color at this point if you wish


Row 1: Knit all stitches

Row 2: Knit

Row 3: C4B, K4 around

Row 4: Knit

Row 5: Knit

Row 6: Knit

Row 7: K4, C4F, around

Row 8: Knit

Repeat those 8 rows two more times, then rows 1-4 again at the end.



Row 1: K6, k2tog (77 stitches)

Row 2: K5, k2tog (66 stitches)

Row 3: Knit

Row 4: K4, K2tog (55)

Row 5: Knit

Row 6: Knit

Row 7: K3, K2tog (44)

Row 8: Knit

Row 9: K2, K2tog (33)

Row 10: Knit

Row 11: K1, K2tog (22)

Row 12: Knit

Row 13: K2tog (11)

Row 14: k2tog to end, K1 (6)


Break yarn leaving a 6 in tail, thread through remaining stitches and draw up tightly.  Fasten and weave in ends.  

Free for personal use, please do not make these to sell.  If you do I might have to hunt you down and hit you with one of my muppet fur thongs.  It's a free pattern, so no need to get all piratey.  ;)


Mama said...

Thanks for posting this pattern - I'm SO making a hat :)

Janice said...

so it has been 3 days since your last post...WTF????

CoffeBra said...

I know! I need to post more. I am setting up a CafePress shop now, so watch for that post to come. :)

Sandy in Texas said...

I can't believe no one has commented on Rav. about this hat pattern. I was the very first cabled hat I "tackled" and it came out so nice. T You for making this in the round!