Super Bulky Cabled Hat

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Its finally here!! The pattern is pasted below, pdf version may be available on email request… If you are looking for more pictures Carmen has made many of these hats in various colors such as these and these.

A simple cabled hat made from Super Bulky yarn that is quick but not boring. I think it makes a good first cable project as well. The pattern does a great job showing off the beautiful colors from although they have recently stopped carrying this yarn (Ive heard that their yarn store line Malabrigo recently picked it up) but I’m sure that similar bulky yarns will work well too. Square brackets indicate the cable section which is twisted on every 5th row. During the Decrease section I will not list the cable twists because it depends on long you want your hat to be. You may wish to continue with the cable into the decrease section and can just add the cable twist in the appropriate row.

MATERIALS (or Malabrigo) Super Bulky [wool; 65 yd/ 59m per 100g skein]; color: Green Apple; 1 skein

1 pair US #13/9 mm needles
cable needle, tapestry needle

9 sts/15 rows = 4″ in stockinette stitch

CO 48 stitches
Rows 1-4: K48
Row 5: K *K P2 [K4] P2* K2 (right side) repeat from * to *
Row 6: P *P K2 [P4] K2* P2 (wrong side) repeat from * to *
Row 7: same as Row 5
Row 8: same as Row 6
Row 9: K *K P2 [place 2 stitches on cable needle and hold behind work, K2, K2 from cable needle] P2* K2
Repeat rows 6-9 until work is between 6 and 7 inches in length (depending on how long a hat you would like) ending with a right side row.
Decrease Section:
Row D1: P *P K2tog [P4] K2tog* P2 (38 stitches)
Row D2: K *K P [K4] P* K2
Row D3: P *K2tog [P4] K* (4 repeats only!) K2tog [P4] K2tog P (32 stitches)
Row D4: P *P [K4] P* P
Row D5: *K2tog [P4]* K2tog (26 stitches)
Row D6: *P K2tog K2tog* P (16 stitches)
Row D7: *P2tog* (8 stitches)
Cut yarn and draw through remaining stitches and seam (mattress seam works well). You may wish to use a smaller diameter yarn for the seam. Weave in ends and enjoy!

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5 Responses to “Super Bulky Cabled Hat”

  1. 1 sarah August 23, 2006 at 4:03 pm

    I’m so happy that you finally wrote it up! I’m going to get started on it right away!

  2. 2 LeslieT January 25, 2007 at 5:12 am

    Hi. Thanks for sharing this pattern. I would like to try it But I’m a little confused about the part that says repeat rows 5-9. That’s an odd number of rows, starting and ending with a right-side row. Shouldn’t there be one more wrong-side row in there?? My email address is lturek at comcast dot net if you have time to reply. Thanks, LT

  3. 3 Anonymous November 24, 2007 at 2:17 am

    ok nice pattern but on row 5 the sts dont add up and i end up with one left over is P*P K2 K4 P2* P really P*P K2 K4 P2* P2?

  4. 4 Anonymous November 24, 2007 at 2:18 am

    on row 5 is P *P K2 [P4] K2* P actually P *P K2 [P4] K2* P2?

  5. 5 abmatic November 24, 2007 at 3:18 am

    yes, it looks like row 6 (not row 5) should have two purls at the end… ill change the post above to reflect that. thanks for pointing it out-

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