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Child Cable Hat

Difficulty level: *** Intermediate

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.

FINISHED SIZE
Hat circumference: 17” (42 cm), unstretched.
Height from edge of brim to top center of crown 7" (18 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.

Notions:

cable needle
stitch marker

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

Abbreviations:

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 accross the round.
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


Hat

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.


Crown Shaping

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.

Enjoy!

Pattern was updated on September 2, 2018.


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Poster: Susan Harrison
November 9, 2012

I am confused about rows 11-32 is each of those rows p5 K4(cable)???

How is Cable A used in the pattern? That is four rounds?? That will not be workable in rows 11-32 or rounds?? HELP!!1
Poster: marlene
October 23, 2016

I think that the pattern has only 4 rows which are always being repeated from row 11 to row 32.
Every row begins with 5 sts purl and the next 4 sts are cable sts meaning that you sart with:
Row 1-2 5 sts purl and then 4 sts knit, cont. till end of row.
Row 3- 5 sts purl and then 4 sts cable ( have to put 1st 2 sts on a seperate needle (cable needle) then knit the next 2 sts and then the 2 sts on cable needle, cont. till end of row.
Row 4- 5 sts purl and then 4 sts knit, cont. till end of row.
Repeat in this way till Row 32
Poster: Maggie
February 7, 2014

I think I figured it out.

the pattern is worked over nine stitches. the first five are purl stiches with the next four worked in the cable pattern. the four rows for the cable pattern continue in the 90 stitches for rows 11 through 32. continuing with the four stitch cable pattern, start the decreases (per pattern) in row 33.

in other words, row 11 would be worked with p5 and then the first row of the cable pattern. row 12 would be worked p5 and then the second row of the cable pattern.
row 13 - row 3 of cable
row 14 - row 4 of cable
row 15 - row 1 of cable
row 16 - row 2 of cable
row 17 - row 3 of cable
row 18 - row 4 of cable
R19=R1
R20=R2
R21=R3
R22=R4
R25=R1
R26=R2
R27=R3
R27=R4
R28=R1
R29=R2
R30=R3
R31=R4
R32=R1
R33=R2
R34=R3
R35=R4
R36=R1
R37=R2
keep following sequence until you reach the last row

as the pattern states, start decreasing in row 33 (in the purl sections)while maintaining the cable pattern as established.

hope this helps. good luck
Poster: Dyanne
March 6, 2014

I am having the same proble. I worked the rib and began row 11 and it just doesn't make any sense. Did you ever get an answer? Can't finish this hat, bummer!

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