Auberon Cabled Hat

Auberon is a fun textured design that is a fantastic gender-neutral knit. Featuring an all-over cabled pattern that’s interesting to knit and easy to memorize, this hat will fly off your needles, ready to be worn for the new season.

Skill Level: Intermediate

Size: Baby (Toddler, Child, Youth, Adult Regular, Adult Large) to fit head circumference of 14 (16, 17, 19, 21, 23)”

Gauge: 32 sts and 30 rows = 4” [10 cm] in cabled pattern after blocking


Medium weight yarnYarn: Cascade Yarns Cascade 220 (100% Peruvian Highland Wool; 220 yards [200 meters]/100 grams): 9695 Praline (1 (1, 1, 1, 1, 2) balls)

Needles: US size 4 (3.5 mm) DPNs, US size 6 (4.0 mm) DPNs
Notions: Markers, tapestry needle


P2sso: Pass 2 slipped stitches over

Special Stitches

2/2 LC: Place next 2 sts on cable needle and hold in front, k2, k2 from cn.
2/2 RC: Place next 2 sts on cable needle and hold in back, k2, k2 from cn.

Pattern Notes

The hat is worked from the brim up. Because the gauge of the cabled pattern is considerably tighter than ribbing, stitches are added after the ribbing in addition to changing needle sizes.



Using smaller needles and a long tail cast on, CO 60 (70, 80, 90, 100, 110) sts. Pm to indicate beginning of rnd. Join, being careful not to twist.
Rnd 1: *K1, p1; rep from * to end of rnd.
Work Rnd 1 a total of 8 (8, 10, 10, 12, 12) times.

Main Section

Switch to larger needles.

Set-up Rnd: *K2, m1, k2, m1, k1, m1; rep from * to end of rnd. (96 (112, 128, 144, 160, 176) sts)
Using either the Main Chart or written instructions below, work Rnds 1-6 a total of 5 (6, 6, 7, 7, 8) times.

Rnd 1: *K4, 2/2 RC, 2/2 LC, k4; rep from * to end of rnd.

Rnd 2: Knit.

Rnd 3: *K2, 2/2 RC, k4, 2/2 LC, k2; rep from * to end of rnd.

Rnd 4: Knit.

Rnd 5: *2/2 RC, k8, 2/2 LC; rep from * to end of rnd.

Rnd 6: Knit.

Decrease Section

Using either the Decrease Chart or written instructions below work the decrease section.

Rnd 1: *K4, 2/2 RC, 2/2 LC, k4; rep from * to end of rnd.

Rnd 2: *K6, sl2, k2tog, p2sso, k6; rep from * to end of rnd. (78 (91, 104, 117, 130, 143) sts)

Rnd 3: *K2, 2/2 RC, k1, 2/2 LC, k2; rep from * to end of rnd.

Rnd 4: *K5, sl1, k2tog, psso, k5; rep from * to end of rnd. (66 (77, 88, 99, 110, 121) sts)

Rnd 5: *2/2 RC, k3, 2/2 LC; rep from * to end of rnd.

Rnd 6: *Ssk, k2, sl1, k2tog, psso, k2, k2tog; rep from * to end of rnd. (42 (49, 56, 63, 70, 77) sts)

Rnd 7: Knit.

Rnd 8: *Ssk, sl1, k2tog, psso, k2tog; rep from * to end of rnd. (18 (21, 24, 27, 30, 33) sts)

Rnd 9: *Sl1, k2tog, psso; rep from * to end of rnd. (6 (7, 8, 9, 10, 11) sts)


Break yarn leaving a 12” tail, draw through remaining sts, fasten tightly.
Weave in ends. Block.

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  • Karen S.

    The setup row on this pattern has to be incorrect. You are only adding 3 stitches for every 8. For the second largest size, 8 into 100 is 12 which means you are only adding 36 stitches to the 100 cast on. You have to add 6 stitches in every group of 10 to increase from 100 to the 160 needed for the chevron pattern.

    • 3️⃣ stitches are being added every 5️⃣ stitches, not 8. The totals seem to be the right amount. Maybe the pattern has been corrected?

  • Sharlee S.

    I am new to know how to start. I guess I have to pick out a pattern, then yarn.

  • Mary S.

    Do you have to use a long tail cast on? I generally use a knitted cast on? Does it make a difference. Mary

    • Nicola P.

      Hello! We’ve reached out to the designer for advice and she or I will reply as soon as possible. Thanks! – Nicola

    • Hi Mary! The long tail cast on is stretchy, which is important to have at the base of the hat (because it would be terrible disappointing to knit the hat and not be able to get it on!!) I wouldn’t use the knitted cast on because I find my brims either don’t fit or are two tight.

      However, if you don’t like the long tail cast on if you google “stretchy cast on” there are a variety of other cast on methods that will work. The important part is that you need something that will stretch. 🙂

  • Is it possible to use circular needles up to the crown of the hat. Then change to

  • Juanita W.

    Could you add my above email address. It is my computer. Then I can print the pattern. The pattern is on my phone email address, but I can’t print the pattern. Thank you so very much. Juanita


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