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Home : Patterns : Mistake Stitch Cable Hat

Free Knitting Pattern: Mistake Stitch Cable Hat

Lion Brand® Fishermen's Wool®
Pattern #: L0694
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SKILL LEVEL:  Intermediate (Level 3)

SIZE: One Size
Finished Circumference About 19 in. (48.5 cm)
Note: Hat will stretch to fit a range of sizes.


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Fishermen's Wool®

Click here to enlarge image and see more about item 150-123: Fishermen's Wool Yarn: Oatmeal
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Fishermen's Wool®
Natural Oatmeal Brown Heather Nature's Brown Oak Tweed Maple Tweed Birch Tweed
*Fishermen's Wool (Article #150). 100% Pure Virgin Wool
Only 202: 78% Pure Virgin Wool, 13% Acrylic, 9% Rayon ; package size: 8 oz  (227 g), 465 yards (425 m)
ONLY 202: 6 oz (170 g), 348 yards (318 m)

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•  150-123 Fishermen's Wool Yarn: Oatmeal
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Additional Materials
Circular knitting needle size 9 (5.5 mm), 16 in. (40.5 cm) long

Mistake Stitch Cable Hat

Lion Brand® Fishermen's Wool®


17 sts = 4 in. (10 cm) in Mistake St Cable, with 2 strands of yarn held tog. 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


5-st Cable: Sl next st to first cable needle and hold in front, sl next 3 sts to 2nd cable needle and hold in back, knit next st from left hand needle, k1, p2 from 2nd cable needle, k1 from first cable needle.

Mistake St Cable Pattern (multiple of 20 sts)
Rnd 1: *
K2, p2; rep from * to end of rnd.
Rnd 2: K1, *p2, k2; rep from * around to last 3 sts, p2, k1.
Rnds 3-10: Rep last 2 rnds 4 more times.
Rnd 11: *5-st Cable; k1, p2, (k2, p2) 3 times; rep from * to end of rnd.
Rnd 12: Rep Rnd 2.
Rep Rnds 1-12 for Mistake St Cable.


1. Hat is worked in the rnd with 2 strands of yarn held tog; wind skein into 2 separate balls before beg.
2. Mistake St Cable can be worked following written instructions or Chart. If working from chart, read all rnds from right to left.

With circular needle and 2 strands of yarn held tog, cast on 80 sts. Place marker for beg of rnd. Join by working the first st on left hand needle with the working yarn from the right hand needle, being careful not to twist sts.
Rep Rnds 1-12 of Mistake St Cable until piece measures about 7 in. (18 cm) from beg, end with an even-numbered rnd.
Note: End with an even-numbered rnd means that the last rnd you work should be an even-numbered rnd, and the next rnd that you are ready to work will be an odd-numbered rnd.

Shape Crown
When shaping crown, change to double pointed needles when sts have been sufficiently decreased.
Next (Decrease) Rnd: *K2, p2tog; rep from * to end of rnd - 60 sts at the end of this rnd.
Next Rnd: K1, *p1, k2; rep from * to last 2 sts, p1, k1.
Next (Decrease) Rnd: *K2tog, p1; rep from * to end of rnd - 40 sts at the end of this rnd.
Next Rnd: *K1, p1; rep from * to end of rnd.
Next (Decrease) Rnd: *K2tog; rep from * to end of rnd - 20 sts at the end of this rnd.
Cut yarn, leaving a long tail. Thread tail through remaining sts, pull to gather. Knot securely.


Following package directions, make a large pom-pom. Tie pom-pom to top of hat.
Weave in ends.

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beg = begin(s)(ning) k = knit
k2tog = knit 2 together p = purl
p2tog = purl 2 together rep = repeat(s)(ing)
rnd(s) = round(s) st(s) = stitch(es)
tog = together  

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