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Braided Cable Hat

Crafting Time:
  • Varies
Skill Level:
  • Intermediate
Project Courtesy of: Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Stores
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Description

SUPPLIES & TOOLS:

    Youth or Adult Version:
  • 1 skein Big Twist™ Chunky Yarn: Monarch or Slate
  • Cable needle
  • Scissors
  • Tape measure

  • Youth Version:
  • Size 8 (5 mm) circular knitting needle 20" [50 cm]
  • Set of 4 size 8 (5 mm) double-pointed knitting needles or size for gauge
  • GAUGE: 17 sts & 23 rows = 4" [10 cm] with 8 [5 mm] knitting needles in stocking st.

    Adult Version:
  • Size 10 (6 mm) circular knitting needle 20" [50 cm]
  • Set of 4 size 10 (6 mm) double-pointed knitting needles or size for gauge
  • GAUGE: 15 sts & 20 rows = 4" [10 cm] with 10 [6 mm] knitting needles in stocking st.

    • CABLE PANEL (worked over 24 sts)
    • Row 1: (RS). P2. K3. P4. K6. P4. K3. P2.
    • Row 2 & alt rows: Knit all knit sts & purl all purl sts as they appear.
    • Row 3: P2. K3. P4. C6B. P4. K3. P2.
    • Row 5: P2. K3. P3. T4B. T4F. P3. K3. P2.
    • Row 7: P2. T5F. T4B. P2. T4F. T5B. P2.
    • Row 9: P4. C6B. P4. C6F. P4.
    • Row 11: P2. (T5B. T5F) twice. P2.
    • Row 13: As Row 3.
    • Row 15: P2. (T5F. T5B) twice. P2.
    • Row 17: As Row 9.
    • Row 19: P2. T5B. T4F. P2. T4B. T5F. P2.
    • Row 21: P2. K3. P3. T4F. T4B. P3. K3. P2.
    • Row 23: As Row 3.
    • Rows 25 & 27: As Row 1.
    • Row 28: As Row 2. These 28 rows form Cable Panel.

    DIRECTIONS:

      • To print the pattern, click on the "Download Project PDF" button (above).
      • Written for smaller size. Changes for larger size in ( ).
      • With smaller (larger) circular needle, cast on 76 sts. Join in rnd, placing st marker on first st.
      • Rnd 1: *K2. P2. Rep from * around.
      • Rep last rnd until ribbing measures 2(4)" [5 (10) cm], inc 20 sts evenly around last rnd. 96 sts.
      • Proceed in Cable Panel Pat as follows:
      • Rnd 1: (Work 1st row of Cable Panel. Work 15th row of Cable Panel) twice.
      • Rnd 2 & alt rnds: Knit all knit sts & purl all purl sts as they appear.
      • Rnd 3: (Work 3rd row of Cable Panel. Work 17th row of Cable Panel) twice.
      • Rnd 5: (Work 5th row of Cable Panel. Work 19th row of Cable Panel) twice.
      • Rnd 7: (Work 7th row of Cable Panel. Work 21st row of Cable Panel) twice.
      • Cable Panel is now in position.
      • Cont in pat until all 28 rows of Cable Panel are complete.
      • Change to set of four double-pointed needles when necessary.
      • Shape crown:
      • Rnd 1: *P2tog. [K3. (P2tog) twice. K3] twice. P2tog. Work 15th row of Cable Panel. Rep from * once more. 84 sts.
      • Rnd 2 & alt rnds: Knit all knit sts & purl all purl sts as they appear.
      • Rnd 3: [P1. K2tog. K1. P2. (K1. K2tog) twice. P2. K1. K2tog. P1. Work 17th row of Cable Panel] twice. 76 sts.
      • Rnd 5: [P1. K2tog. P2tog. (K2tog) twice. P2tog. K2tog. P1. Work 19th row of Cable Panel] twice. 64 sts.
      • Rnd 7: (P1. K1. P1. K2tog. P1. K1. P1. P2tog. K3. P2tog. P1. T4F. T4B. P1. P2tog. K3. P2tog) twice. 54 sts.
      • Rnd 9: [(P1. K1) 3 times. P2tog. K2tog. K1. P2tog. P1. C6B. P1. P2tog. K2tog. K1. P1] twice. 48 sts.
      • Rnd 11: [(P1. K1) 3 times. P1. K2tog. P2tog. (K2tog. K1) twice. P2tog. K2tog. P1] twice. 32 sts. Break yarn, leaving a long end. Draw end through rem sts. Pull tightly. Fasten securely.
      • POMPOM: Wind yarn around 4 fingers 100 times. Remove from fingers & tie tightly in center. Cut through each side of loops. Trim to a smooth round shape. Attach securely to top of Hat.

      • ABBREVIATIONS:
      • Ssk = Slip next 2 sts knitwise one at a time, then knit through back loops together
      • St(s) = Stitch(es)
      • T4B = Slip next st onto cable needle & leave at back of work. K3, then P1 from cable needle
      • T4F = Slip next 3 sts onto cable needle & leave at front of work. P1, then K3 from cable needle
      • T5B = Slip next 2 sts onto cable needle & leave at back of work. K3, then P2 from cable needle
      • T5F = Slip next 3 sts onto cable needle & leave at front of work. P2, then K3 from cable needle

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