Child Cable Hat

Child Cable Hat
Difficulty level: *** Intermediate

Free Hat Knitting Pattern

Head circumference 18" (46 cm)

Materials:
Knitpicks Telemark sport weight yarn 100% wool 103 yards (94 m) / 50 gram color 2113 Skyline - 2 balls

Needles: circular US #4 (3.5 mm) 24" (60 cm) and dpn US #4 (optional) OR SIZE NEEDED TO OBTAIN GAUGE. Cable needle.

Gauge: 20 sts x 24 rows = 10 x 10 cm (4"x4") for stockinette

Abbreviations:

  • k - knit,
  • k2tog - knit 2 sts together,
  • p - purl,
  • p2tog - purl 2 sts together,
  • C4F (Cable 4 Front): cable on 4 sts: slip 2 sts purlwise from left needle to cable needle and hold in front of work; knit next 2 sts on left needle; return 2 sts from cable needle to left needle and then knit them
  • dpn - double pointed needles

Rib 1x1 in the round: 1k, 1p - repeat accross the round. Repeat the round as many times as needed.

Cable on 4 sts in the round:
Rounds 1-2: knit.
Round 3: C4F (Cable 4 Front).
Round 4: knit.
Repeat rounds 1-4.

Reverse stockinette (RS) in the round:
Purl all rounds

Directions

The hat is worked in rounds, without a seam.

Cast on 90 sts. Connect into a round and place a marker on the first stitch in the round. Move the marker with every round. Work rib for 10 rounds.
Rounds 11 - 32: *p5, k4 (cable)* repeat 10 times
In round 33 start decreasing: *p2tog, p3, k4(cable)* repeat 10 times.= 80 sts
Round 34: *p4, k4 (cable)* repeat 10 times
Round 35: *p2, p2tog, k 4 (cable)* repeat 10 times = 70 sts
Round 36: *p3, k4 (cable)* repeat 10 times
Round 37: *p2tog, p1, k4 (cable)* repeat 10 times = 60 sts
Round 38: *p2, k4 (cable)* repeat 10 times
Round 39: *p2tog, k4* repeat 10 times = 50 sts

Round 40: *p1, k4* repeat 10 times

Round 41: *p1, k1, k2tog, k1* repeat 10 times =40 sts You can switch here to double pointed needles.

Round 42: *p1, k3* repeat 10 times
Round 43: *p1, k2tog, k1* repeat 10 times = 30 sts
Round 44: *p1, k2* repeat 10 times
Round 45: *p1, k2 tog,* repeat 10 times = 20 sts
Round 46: *k2tog* repeat 10 times =10 sts
Cut yarn, leaving a 10" (25 cm) tail. Pull through all the sts and secure.
Make a pom-pom