Another Cable pattern from me, Ann of Green Cables.
Yarn: Any Yarn that will give the gauge of 8 row/6sts. = 2"
Needles: Size 6mm - 10US Straight or Cabled/Circular
Terms: Sts. = Stitches K = Knit P= Purl Tog= Together Sl = Slip RS =Right Side WS=Wrong Side Dec.=Decrease
Slip 1st st., K 2, P2 to last stitch, K1, for 16 rows. This will give you a fold up brim for extra warmth. If you don't want a fold up brim do 8 rows of Ribbing.
Row 1 (RS) This is the set up row for the Cables and Ribs: Sl 1, K2, P2, K6,: P2, K2, P2, K6,: P2, K2, P2, K6; P2, K2, P2, K6; P2, K2, P2, K6; P2 K1
Row 2 (WS) Sl 1, Knit the Knit sts, Purl the Purl sts Knit the last stitch.
Row 3 As Row 1 (RS)
Row 4 As Row 2 (WS)
Row 5 As Row 1 (RS)
Row 6 As Row 2 (WS)
Row 7 (RS) This is the Cable and Rib Row. Sl 1, K2, P2, (1st cable) put the next 3 stitches on a stitch holder and holding those stitches at the front of the work, knit the next 3 stitches onto your right needle. Now Knit the 3 stitches fron the holder onto the right needle; First Cable made. P2; K2; P2; (2nd)Cable next 6 stitches as before. P2, K2, P2: (3rd), Cable next 6 sts, P2, K2,P2: (4th) Cable next 6sts. P2, K2, P2: (5th Cable) Cable next 6 sts. P2, K1
Row 8 As Row 2 (WS)
Row 9 As Row 1 (RS )
Row 10 As Row 2 (WS)
Row 11 As Row 1 (RS)
Row 12 As Row 2 (WS)
Row 13 As Row 1 (RS)
Row 14 As Row 2 (WS)
Row 15 Cable Row as Row 7 (RS)
Row 16 As Row 2 (WS)
Row 17 As Row 1 (RS)
Row 18 As Row 2 (WS)
Row 19 As Row 1 (RS)
Row 20 As Row 2 (WS)
Row 21 Cable Row as Row 7 (RS)
Row 22 Decrease Row (WS) Purl the purl sts. When you come to the Knit Sts, K 2 tog. to end of row
Row 23 (RS) Sl 1; K2 tog., P1; K6; P1; K2 tog; P1: K6; P1; K2tog; P1; K6; P1; K2tog; P1; K2tog; P1; K6; P1; K 2tog; P1; K6; P1; K last St.
Row 24 (WS) Sl 1; Knit all the stitches (this makes a decorative stitch before the multiple decreases you will make in the next rows.
Row 25 (RS) Decrease row. Count the stitches on your needle. Divide by 4. e.g. 32/4 = 8. ( if you have a leftover, just knit it at the end of the row.) Now you will knit to 2 stitches before the division answer and Knit 2 tog to the end of the row.
Row 26 (WS) Sl 1, Purl all the stitches
Row 27 (RS) Sl 1 Note where your decreases were on Row 25. Knit to 2 stitches before the previous decrease and K 2 tog.tothe end of the row.
Row 28 (WS)Sl 1, Purl all the stitches.
Row 29 (RS) As in Row 27, note where you decreased and knit to 2 sts. before the dec. and K 2 tog. to the end of row
Row 30 (WS) Sl 1; Purl row
Row 31 (RS) Sl 1; As in previous dec. rows, knit to 2 sts. before the previous dec and K2 tog.
Row 32 (WS) Sl 1; Purl row
Row 33 (RS) Sl 1; As previously, Knit to 2 sts before previous dec and K2tog
Row 34 Hooray!!!! This is the last 'Row' --- No more knit or purl, just measure off 24" of yarn from the needel to the skein and cut there.
Now thread a yarn needle with the cut end and run the needle through the live stitches on your needle to the last stitch and pull tight. Now, matching up the sides making sure that Purl Row on the Right side matches up an sew down the side of the hat.
VOILA!!!!!! You have a hat that will keep you warm and get compliments from everyone!
I hope you had fun knitting this and of course you can pass the pattern around for Free! A thank you to me would be appreciated. Ann of Green Cables., aka Mar
I have checked this pattern for errors, ets., but if you have any difficulties or questions my blog is: annofgreencables.blogspot.ca where you can post in the comments section and I will do my best to help.