Monday, October 23, 2006

Chunky Cabled Hat

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Lion Wool-Ease Thick & Quick (86% acrylic/10% woo/4% rayon, 6oz/170g, 106yds/97m) one skein in Wheat
US13 (9mm) 16in (41cm) circular needle
US13 (9mm) double-pointed needles
Tapestry needle

9.5sts by 16rows = 4in (10cm) in cable pattern

Finished Size:
Child (Adult S, Adult L) = 19 (21, 23)in [48 (53, 58)cm] in circumference

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CO 42 (48, 54) sts on circ. Join to work in the rnd, being careful not to twist.
Rnds 1, 2, 3, 5, 6: *p3 (4, 5), k4*; rep between *s around.
Rnd 4: *p3 (4, 5), FC4*; rep between *s around.
Rep Rnds 1-6 once more.
Adult Small Size Only: Repeat Rnds 1-2 once more.
Adult Large Size Only: Repeat Rnds 1-4 once more.
Crown Shaping: (all sizes)
Switch to dpns.
Rnd 1: *p2 (3, 4), k2tog, k3*; rep between *s around - 36 (42, 48) sts.
Rnd 2: *p2 (3, 4), k4 (FC4, k4)*; rep between *s around.
Rnd 3: *p1 (2, 3), k2tog, k3*; rep between *s around - 30 (36, 42) sts.
Rnd 4: *p1 (2, 3), FC4 (k4, k4)*; rep between *s around.
Rnd 5: *p0 (1, 2), k2tog, k3*; rep between *s around - 24 (30, 36) sts.
Rnd 6: *p0 (1, 2), k4 (k4, FC4)*; rep between *s around.
Adult Sizes Only:
Rnd 7: *p_ (0, 1), k2tog, k3*; rep between *s around - _ (24, 30) sts.
Rnd 8: *p_ (0, 1), _ (FC4, k4)*; rep between *s around.
Adult Large Size Only:
Rnd 9: *k2tog, k3*; rep between *s around - _ (_, 24) sts.
Rnd 10: knit even.
All Sizes:
Rnd 11: k2tog 12 times - 12 sts.
Rnd 12: knit even.
Rnd 13: k2tog 6 times - 6 sts.
Rnd 14: knit even.
Cut yarn and thread tail through rem sts using tapestry needle. Pull tight and tie off. Weave in ends.

Feel free to comment with questions.

This pattern is intended for personal use only. Please do not try to sell it or any product made from it. Thank you.


  1. I LOVE this hat pattern! I'm half finished a wheat one and cast on and finsihed one in raspberry last night. I need to take photos and put them on Ravelry (knittergirl) but I wanted to thank you for the pattern. It's quick and easy, but looks great- just what I need for 3-4 Christmas gifts!

  2. Thanks! I'm so glad Ravelry exists, so I can check out what other people do with my patterns.

  3. awesome, I was looking for a cabled hat with Thick n Quick :)

  4. Thanks for posting the pattern. Its hard to find cabled hats.

  5. First I have to tell you that I love this pattern and so does my very picky sixteen year old. Just knowing that should make your day. Okay, now I have a question. Looking at the picture it looks like there are reverse stockinette sections between the cables, that are double or more the number of knit stitches in the cable sections. When I read the pattern for adult small it looks like I am doing p4, k4 an equal number of knit and purl repeated across. It doesn't seem like it will come out like what I am seeing on the picture. What am I missing? Does this question make any sense?

  6. The picture shows the adult large size, which has 5 purled stitches between each 4-stitch cable. The twisting of the cable cinches in the stitches and makes it appear skinnier than the reverse stockinette stitch sections, kind of like an optical illusion, but there's really only one stitch difference in the picture. The adult small will have the same number of knits and purls, but the purl sections will still look slightly wider than the cables. And the child size would have fewer purls than knits, but probably look about even.

    Hope that helps!

  7. Hello and thank you for your pattern. I hope to make this for my grandma for the winter. I have a question though.

    k4 (FC4, k4) what does this mean? I know what a forward 4 stitch cable is, but am not sure what to do after I k4 (why is are the next two things in parenthesis?).

    FC4 (k4, k4) again, not sure what to do after I make the forward 4 stitch cable.

    thanks again and I am sorry if this is a silly question

    I just started knitting and am self taught :)


  8. Not a silly question at all. The pattern is written for three different sizes: child, adult small and adult large. Every time you see parentheses, the number in front of that is for the child size, the first thing in parentheses is for the small, and the second thing in parentheses is for the large size. So if, for example, you're working the adult small size, you'll ignore what's immediately in front of the parentheses and the second thing inside, and just do the first thing inside them. Does that make sense?

  9. Would you mind if I used this hat pattern for the "Hats for the Homeless" project?

  10. I don't mind at all. I hope you are able to help many people.

  11. THis is a beautiful pattern! I was wondering how to adjust the pattern for a 25" circumference? Thanks!

  12. For a 25" hat, you would cast on 60 sts instead. Then you'll have 6 purl sts between your cables. You'll work 18 rounds before starting the crown shaping. Hope that helps! Let me know if you have any more questions.

  13. Hi! I just finished this hat and I LURV it!!!! I'm off to the yarn store to make another one. Thank you so much for sharing this pattern. It's amazing how one CF4 every 6 rows can make such an impressive cabled envy item!
    Happy holidays and thank you again for sharing.

    1. Glad you like it! Hope your holidays were great!

  14. A "chunky cabled hat" is a type of knitted headwear typically characterized by its thick yarn and intricate cable stitch pattern. These hats are known for their warmth and stylish design, making them popular choices for cold weather. The "chunky" descriptor refers to the bulky nature of the yarn used, while "cabled" indicates the presence of decorative twists or braids in the knit fabric.
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