I made this hat pattern for a lady that I met at the trade show. She was asking me for a bulky slouchy hat knit in cables. She tried to describe it so much in details, so I understood she had something very specific in her mind. When I got back home, she e-mailed me a picture of the hat she was trying to describe me. It was so pretty! So by looking at her picture this pattern was born. I want to share it as a free pattern as it is great to master cables.
It will fit an average person. Approx. head circumferrence – 55 cm.
Gauge: 15 sts and 20 rows = 4“ using larger needles in stocking stitch
Yarn: 2 balls (100g each ball) Bernat Alpaca in stone colour. (bulky weight)
Cast on 90 sts on 5.0 mm knitting needles. Work 2 x 2 rib 8 rows (4 cm).
Inc. row: (WS) K3. *M1 (make one), K2, M1 (make one), K3, Rep from * to end of row. 126 sts. Change to 6 mm knitting needles.
1st row: (RS): P3, *k6, p8, Rep from * till last 11 sts, k6, p5.
2nd row: K5, *p6, k8, rep from * till last 9 sts, k6, p3.
Rep rows 1-2 one more time.
5th row: (RS): cable begins. * C6B, C6F, p2, rep from * 8 more times.
6th row: *K2, p12, rep from * 8 more times.
7th row: *K12, p2, rep from * 8 more times.
Rep rows 6-7 two more times.
Rep rows 1-11 one more time.
Rep rows 1-6 one more time.
Row 1: k1, *k2tog, k3, rep from * to end of row. 101 sts.
Row 2 all alt rows: purl.
Row 3: k1, *k2tog, k2, rep from * to end of row. 76 sts.
Row 5: k1, *k2tog, k2, rep from * to end of row. 57 sts.
Row 7: k1, *k2tog, k2, rep from * to end of row. 43 sts.
Row 9: k1, * k2tog, k2, rep from * to last 2 st, k2tog. 32 sts.
Row 11: k1, *k2tog, k1, rep from * to end, k1. 22 sts.
Row 12: purl.
Thread yarn through remaining sts and fasten securely. Sew back seam.
Make or buy a pompom and attach it to the top of the hat.
Hope you enjoyed this free hat pattern. I appreciate your feedback.