Super Bulky Cabled Hat

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Its finally here!! The pattern is pasted below, pdf version may be available on email request… **Now available as a free Ravelry pattern download!** If you are looking for more pictures Carmen has made many of these hats in various colors such as these and these.

A simple cabled hat made from Super Bulky yarn that is quick but not boring. I think it makes a good first cable project as well. The pattern does a great job showing off the beautiful colors from although they have recently stopped carrying this yarn (Ive heard that their yarn store line Malabrigo recently picked it up) but I’m sure that similar bulky yarns will work well too. Square brackets indicate the cable section which is twisted on every 5th row. During the Decrease section I will not list the cable twists because it depends on long you want your hat to be. You may wish to continue with the cable into the decrease section and can just add the cable twist in the appropriate row.

MATERIALS (or Malabrigo) Super Bulky [wool; 65 yd/ 59m per 100g skein]; color: Green Apple; 1 skein

1 pair US #13/9 mm needles
cable needle, tapestry needle

9 sts/15 rows = 4″ in stockinette stitch

CO 48 stitches
Rows 1-4: K48
Row 5: K *K P2 [K4] P2* K2 (right side) repeat from * to *
Row 6: P *P K2 [P4] K2* P2 (wrong side) repeat from * to *
Row 7: same as Row 5
Row 8: same as Row 6
Row 9: K *K P2 [place 2 stitches on cable needle and hold behind work, K2, K2 from cable needle] P2* K2
Repeat rows 6-9 until work is between 6 and 7 inches in length (depending on how long a hat you would like) ending with a right side row.
Decrease Section:
Row D1: P *P K2tog [P4] K2tog* P2 (38 stitches)
Row D2: K *K P [K4] P* K2
Row D3: P *K2tog [P4] K* (4 repeats only!) K2tog [P4] K2tog P (32 stitches)
Row D4: P *P [K4] P* P
Row D5: *K2tog [P4]* K2tog (26 stitches)
Row D6: *P K2tog K2tog* P (16 stitches)
Row D7: *P2tog* (8 stitches)
Cut yarn and draw through remaining stitches and seam (mattress seam works well). You may wish to use a smaller diameter yarn for the seam. Weave in ends and enjoy!

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8 Responses to “Super Bulky Cabled Hat”

  1. 1 sarah

    I’m so happy that you finally wrote it up! I’m going to get started on it right away!

  2. 2 LeslieT

    Hi. Thanks for sharing this pattern. I would like to try it But I’m a little confused about the part that says repeat rows 5-9. That’s an odd number of rows, starting and ending with a right-side row. Shouldn’t there be one more wrong-side row in there?? My email address is lturek at comcast dot net if you have time to reply. Thanks, LT

  3. 3 Anonymous

    ok nice pattern but on row 5 the sts dont add up and i end up with one left over is P*P K2 K4 P2* P really P*P K2 K4 P2* P2?

  4. 4 Anonymous

    on row 5 is P *P K2 [P4] K2* P actually P *P K2 [P4] K2* P2?

  5. 5 abmatic

    yes, it looks like row 6 (not row 5) should have two purls at the end… ill change the post above to reflect that. thanks for pointing it out-

  6. 6 Sam

    Is this GREAT pattern available in pdf form yet?


  7. 7 Susan

    Hi, I have never done any cable kniiting until I found your pattern for this hat and as I had a ball of Lion Brand thick and quick I thought I would give it a try as you said it would be a good beginner project and it was. I finished the hat in one day (slow knitter lol) and is ready to be a gift for a friend who will be going though cheme. Thnk you for a great easy pattern will probably make more.

  8. 8 Jess

    Hi there, love the hat! its my first cable project and its already coming along great! Just wanted to let you know that the PDF version says to repeat rows 5-9, rather than 6-9, which you have above and sounds right… right? :) Thanks again!