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Free Knitting Pattern: Quick Cabled Hat

Lion Brand® Wool-Ease® Chunky
Pattern #: 50607
Rating: *****4.3 (based on 10 reviews)
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SKILL LEVEL:  Intermediate (Level 3)

SIZE: One Size

Circumference 20 inches [51 cm]

PUBLISHED IN:  Lion Brand Yarn Catalog - 2006 W
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The cables on the ends of this unusualy-shaped hat give it a perky 'cat-ear' shape, while the longer back part will keep your neck warm.

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Wool-Ease® Chunky

Click here to enlarge image and see more about item 630-402: Wool-Ease Chunky Yarn: Wheat
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Wool-Ease® Chunky
Fisherman Bluebell Indigo Walnut Charcoal Black Silver Grey Willow
Nantucket Mulberry Tinsel White Wheat
*Wool-Ease Chunky (Article #630). Solids: 80% Acrylic, 20% Wool;
301 Tinsel White: 78% Acrylic, 19% Wool, 3% Other;
402 Wheat: 86% Acrylic, 10% Wool, 4% Other; package size: 5.00oz/140.00 gr. (153yds/140m) pull skeins

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•  630-402 Wool-Ease Chunky Yarn: Wheat
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Quick Cabled Hat

Lion Brand® Wool-Ease® Chunky


16 sts + 18 rows = 4 inches [10 cm] in Seed st.

When you match the gauge in a pattern, your project will be the size specified in the pattern and the materials specified in the pattern will be sufficient. The needle or hook size called for in the pattern is based on what the designer used, but it is not unusual for gauge to vary from person to person. If it takes you fewer stitches and rows to make your swatch, try using a smaller size hook or needles; if more stitches and rows, try a larger size hook or needles.

Making a Gauge Swatch


M1 (make 1 st) An increase worked by lifting the horizontal thread lying between the needles and placing it onto the left needle. Work this new stitch through the back loop.
Slip 1 st as if to knit, p2tog, pass slipped st over.


Cable I

(12-st cable)
Rows 1 and 3 (WS)
K 2, p 8, k 2.
Row 2 (RS) P 2, k 8, p 2.
Row 4 P 2, slip next 4 sts to cable needle and hold in back, k 4, k 4 from cable needle, p 2.
Rows 5, 7, and 9 Rep Row 1.
Rows 6, 8 and 10 Rep Row 2.
Rep Rows 1-10 for Cable I.

Cable II

(11-st cable)
Row 1 (WS) K 2, (p 1 tbl, k 1) 3 times, p 1 tbl, k 2.
Row 2 (RS) P 2, slip next 3 sts to cable needle and hold in front, (k 1 tbl, p 1) twice; (k 1 tbl, p 1, k 1 tbl) from cable needle, p 2.
Rows 3, 5, 7 and 9 Rep Row 1.
Rows 4, 6, 8 and 10 P 2, (k 1 tbl, p 1) 3 times, k 1 tbl, p 2.
Rep Rows 1-10 for Cable II.

Seed Stitch

(multiple of 2 sts + 1)
Row 1 *K 1, p 1; rep from * to last st, k 1.
Row 2 Knit the purl sts and purl the knit sts.
Rep Row 2 for Seed st.


Cast on 37 sts. Work 3 rows in Seed st.
Inc Row (RS) (2 Seed sts, M1) 2 times, work in Seed st to last 4 sts, (M1, 2 Seed sts) 2 times – 41 sts.
Set-up Row (WS) Beginning with Row 1 of patterns, work 12 sts of Cable I, place marker, 3 Seed sts, place marker, 11 sts of Cable II, place marker, 3 Seed sts, place marker, 12 sts of Cable I.
Continue in patterns as established until 84 rows of patterns have been completed; end with Row 4 of patterns.

Next Row (WS)

K 2, Sp2p, p 5, k 2, work Row 5 of patterns to last 12 sts, k 2, p 5, Sp2p, k 2 – 37 sts.
Work 4 rows in Seed st. Bind off.


Weave in ends. Fold piece with WS tog to form a 7-inch [18 cm] deep hat with a 3½ inches [9 cm] flap. Sew side seams beg at the top and sewing until 2 inches [5 cm] from the fold. Flatten side seam and top of hat and, from WS, sew across, forming an upside-down "T".

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beg = begin(s)(ning) k = knit
k2tog = knit 2 together M1 = make 1
p = purl p2tog = purl 2 together
rep = repeat(s)(ing) RS = right side
st(s) = stitch(es) tbl = through the back loop
tog = together WS = wrong side

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Pattern Average Rating: *****4.3 (based on 10 reviews)
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Quick Cabled Hat Reviewed by Erin Gallob on 2015-11-22 ****
Knitting this hat was very easy, however, I am really confused about the construction part of it. I somehow can't figure out how to get the end result by following the instructions. Can someone clarify, Please?

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