This post was written by Carla of Grace and Favour.
I’m excited to share my Cabled Knit Hat with you, so let’s get started!
DK weight/light worsted yarn (shown is Tosh DK by Madelinetosh)
4.25mm (size 6) circular needle
set of 4.25mm (size 6) double pointed needles
large button (button shown from 2 Good Claymates)
C3f= put next 3 stitches onto cable needle and hold to front of work
C3b= put next 3 stitches onto cable needle and hold to back of work
pm= place marker
Using dbl point needles, cast on 23 stitches.
Row 1 : k5, p2, k9, p2, k5
Row 2: k7, p9, k7
Row 3: k5, p2, C3f, k3, k3 from cable needle, k3, p2, k5
Row 4: k7, p9, k7
Row 5: k5, p2, k9, p2, k5
Row 6: k7, p9, k7
Row 7: k5, p2, k3, C3b, k3, k3 from cable needle, p2, k5
Row 8: k7, p9, k7
These 8 rows form pattern. Continue in pattern as established until you reach a length equal to head circumference plus 1″. (If you’re not able to measure the head in question, this size chart from Knit Picks may come in handy. I knit to 22″ in the hat shown.)
Cast off, but don’t cut yarn.
Form the band into a circle, overlapping ends by 1″, and pin in place.
Using circular needle, pick up and knit 108 stitches (more if you can) and pm.
Knit in the round until work measures 8 inches from edge.
Row 1: k10, pm. Repeat to end of round. If you have stitches left over just include them in the last set.
Row 2: knit to 2 stitches before marker, knit 2 together. Repeat to end of round.
Row 3: knit. Change to dbl point when work gets too tight
Repeat rows 2&3 until you are down to around 25 stitches. You don’t want to knit to a point, but rather to a blunt end.
Cut yarn and thread through all stitches, pulling up tightly. Weave in end.
Sew button where cable band overlaps, and you’re done. Wear (or gift) your lovely hat with pride!