Frozen Cables Hat

This is the hat for the little one that’s on the go this winter. Two cute buttons complete the look!

Skill Level: Intermediate

Size: 16” [40.5 cm] circumference to fit toddler size.

Gauge: 16 sts and 21 rows = 4” [10 cm] in St st after wet blocking.

Materials

Yarn:

Bulky Weight Yarn Wendy Aspire Chunky (80% Wool, 20% Alpaca Aspire): 153 yards ([140 meters]/100 grams): 3243, 1 ball

Needles: US size 10 (6 mm): straight

Notions: Cable needle; tapestry needle; two decorative buttons [3 cm]

Special Stitches

C4F: Sl 2 sts to cable needle (cn), hold to front, k2, k2 from cn.

C4B: Sl 2 sts to cable needle (cn), hold to back, k2, k2 from cn.

Pattern Notes

This hat is knitted flat in two pieces and then sewn together. Two buttons are attached for decorative purposes.

Pattern

Band

CO 20 sts.
Rows 1-2: *K1, p1; rep from * across row.
Row 3: K2, p2, k12, p2, k2.
Row 4 and all even rows: K4, p12, k4.
Row 5: K2, p2, (C4F) 3 times, p2, k2.
Row 7: K2, p2, k12, p2, k2.
Row 9: K2, p2, k2, (C4B) twice, k2, p2, k2.
Row 10: Same as Row 4.
Rows 11-98: Rep Rows 3-10.

BO all sts.

Hat

CO 56 sts.
Rows 1-18: Work in St st (knit 1 RS row, purl 1 WS row) for 18 rows, starting with a knit row.
Row 19: (K5, k2tog) 8 times – 48 sts.

Row 20 and all even rows: Purl.

Row 21: (K4, k2tog) 8 times – 40 sts.

Row 23: (K3, k2tog) 8 times – 32 sts.
Row 25: (K2, k2tog) 8 times – 24 sts.
Row 27: (K1, k2tog) 8 times – 16 sts.
Break yarn and thread through rem sts, pull tight and fasten.

Finishing

Using mattress stitch, sew along the side edge. Sew the band to the cast-on edge of the hat, overlapping the end. Attach two decorative buttons to the side of the band.

Weave in all ends. Block as needed.yarn ball

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