Free Hat Knitting Pattern
This child's hat is worked in cable pattern, from the bottom up, in rounds, without a seam. The hat is decorated with a pom-pom.
Hat circumference: 17” (42 cm), unstretched.
Height from edge of brim to top center of crown 7" (18 cm).
Skills Required/Technique Used:
-Knit & purl, cast on & bind off
-Working 4-stitch simple cable
-Decreasing: knit 2 together (k2tog), purl 2 together (p2tog)
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.
Notions: cable needle, stitch marker, tapestry needle
Gauge: 20 sts x 24 rows = 10 x 10 cm (4"x4") in stockinette st.
k - knit,
k2tog - knit 2 sts together,
p - purl,
p2tog - purl 2 sts together,
2/2 LC - left cross 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 (multiple 2):
*k1, p1 - repeat around.
Repeat the round.
Cable on 4 sts in the round:
Rounds 1-2: knit.
Round 3: 2/2 LC.
Round 4: knit.
Repeat rounds 1-4.
Reverse stockinette (RS) in the round:
Purl all rounds
Short Overview of the Pattern:
The hat is worked from the bottom up, in rounds, without a seam.
Cast on 90 sts. Join into a round, taking care not to twist sts, place a marker at the beginning the round, slip the marker while working.
Work 1 x 1 rib for 10 rounds:
Rounds 1-10: *K1, p1 - repeat from * 45 times. (=90 sts)
Rounds 11, 12, 14: *P5, k4 - repeat from * 10 times.
Round 13: *P5, 2/2 LC - repeat from * 10 times.
Repeat rounds 11-14 four more times.
Repeat rounds 11-13 one more time.
Round 34 (decrease round): *P2tog, p3, k4 - repeat from * 10 times. (=80 sts)
Round 35: *P4, k4 repeat from * 10 times.
Round 36 (decrease round): *P2, p2tog, k4 - repeat from * 10 times. (=70 sts)
Round 37: *P3, 2/2 LC repeat from * 1 times.
Round 38 (decrease round): *P2tog, p1, k4 - repeat from * 10 times. (=60 sts)
Round 39: (P2, k4) - repeat from * 10 times.
Round 40 (decrease round): *P2tog, k4 - repeat from * 10 times. (=50 sts)
Round 41 (decrease round): *P1, k1, k2tog, k1 - repeat from * 10 times. (=40 sts)
Round 42: P1, k3 - repeat from * 10 times.
Round 43 (decrease round): P1, k2tog, k1 - repeat from * 10 times. (=30 sts)
Round 44: P1, k2 - repeat from * 10 times.
Round 45 (decrease round): P1, k2tog - repeat from * 10 times. (=20 sts)
Round 46 (decrease round): K2tog - repeat from * 10 times. (=10 sts)
Cut yarn, leaving a 10" (25 cm) tail. Pull through all the sts and secure.
Make a pom-pom and sew it on top.
Pattern was updated on September 2, 2018.