The Winding Cable Hat Pattern

In August of 2019 as part of the #WNHyearofhatsKAL2019, I knit a hat I designed myself. It was knit with Lion Brand® Touch of Alpaca® yarn in the dusty blue colorway. I posted the finished hat in August 2019

August2019hat1

I liked the way the cable stitch pattern looked knit with this yarn but thought that the pattern could be improved. The hat pattern has lingered in my mind since 2019 so when I came across a different colorway of the same yarn in my stash this year, I had to knit “The Winding Cable Hat”. This hat has the same cable stitch pattern as the August 2019 KAL hat in addition to some new modifications. The Winding Cable Hat is knit bottom up in the round with a long brim that can be folded over and a simple, textured cable stitch pattern for the body of the hat.

Yarn: Lion Brand® Touch of Alpaca® yarn in the taupe colorway 
Knitting Needles: US #6 16-inch circular needles for 2×2 rib stitch pattern of the brim; US #7 16-inch circular needles for the body and crown shaping; and US #8 knitting needles for the cable cast on 
Tapestry needle to weave in ends
Cable Needle
Gauge: 5 stitches / 7 rows per inch in stockinette stitch with US #7 knitting needles
Size: Adult M 
Abbreviations:
K: Knit
P: Purl
pm: place marker
rm: remove marker
sm: slip marker
BOR: beginning of round
C4F: slip 2 stitches onto the cable needle and hold in front, K2 stitches on the circular needle then knit the 2 stitches on the cable needle.
C2F: slip 1 stitch onto the cable needle and hold in front, K1 stitch on the circular needle then knit the 1 stitch on the cable needle.
K2tog: Knit the two stitches on the left needle together
[…]: stitch pattern repeats

The Winding Cable Hat Pattern (text and images for personal use only)

Cast on 100 stitches with US #8 knitting needles using the cable cast on method. Transfer all the stitches to US #6 16-inch circular needles. Place a BOR marker, join the round by knitting as follows:

The brim of the hat:
Brim Round 1: [K2, P2] repeat till BOR marker, slip BOR marker
Repeat Brim Round 1, thirty seven more times or to preferred length. The Winding Cable Hat brim is about 5 inches in length.
Brim Round 39: Knit all stitches to BOR marker, slip BOR marker
Brim Round 40: Purl all stitches to BOR marker, slip BOR marker

The body of the hat:
Change to US #7 16-inch circular needles and knit:
Hat Body Round 1: [K10, pm] repeat […] 8 more times, K10, slip BOR marker
Hat Body Round 2: [K10, sm] repeat […] 8 more times, K10, slip BOR marker
Hat Body Round 3: [K10, sm] repeat […] 8 more times, K10, slip BOR marker
Hat Body Round 4: [K10, sm] repeat […] 8 more times, K10, slip BOR marker
Hat Body Round 5: [K1, P2, K4, P2, K1, sm] repeat […] 8 more times, K1, P2, K4, P2, K1, slip BOR marker
Hat Body Round 6: [K1, P2, C4F, P2, K1, sm] repeat […] 8 more times, K1, P2, C4F, P2, K1, slip BOR marker
Hat Body Round 7: [K10, sm] repeat […] 8 more times, K10, slip BOR marker

Repeat Rounds 2 – 7, four more times

The crown shaping of the hat:
Hat Crown Shaping Round 1: [K1, K2tog, K4, K2tog, K1, sm] repeat […] 8 more times, K1, K2tog, K4, K2tog, K1, slip BOR marker (80 stitches)
Hat Crown Shaping Round 2: [K8, sm] repeat […] 8 more times, K8, slip BOR marker
Hat Crown Shaping Round 3: [K2, K2tog, K2tog, K2, sm] repeat […] 8 more times, K2, K2tog, K2tog, K2, slip BOR marker (60 stitches) 
Hat Crown Shaping Round 4: [K1, P1, K2, P1, K1, sm] repeat […] 8 more times, K1, P1, K2, P1, K1, slip BOR marker
Hat Crown Shaping Round 5: [K1, P1, C2F, P1, K1, sm] repeat […] 8 more times, K1, P1, C2F, P1, K1, slip BOR marker 
Hat Crown Shaping Round 6: [K6, sm] repeat […] 8 more times, K6, slip BOR marker
Hat Crown Shaping Round 7: [K2tog, K2, K2tog, sm] repeat […] 8 more times, K2tog, K2, K2tog, slip BOR marker (40 stitches)
Hat Crown Shaping Round 8: [K4, sm] repeat […] 8 more times, K4, slip BOR marker
Hat Crown Shaping Round 9: [K1, K2tog, K1, sm] repeat […] 8 more times, K1, K2tog, K1, slip BOR marker (30 stitches)
Hat Crown Shaping Round 10: [K3, sm] repeat […] 8 more times, K3, slip BOR marker
Hat Crown Shaping Round 11: [K1, K2tog, sm] repeat […] 8 more times, K1, K2tog, slip BOR marker (20 stitches)
Hat Crown Shaping Round 12: [K2, rm] repeat […] 8 more times, K2, slip BOR marker
Hat Crown Shaping Round 13: [K2tog] repeat […] till BOR marker, slip BOR marker (10 stitches)
Hat Crown Shaping Round 14: Knit all stitches to BOR marker, remove BOR marker and break about 6 inches of yarn and thread it through a tapestry needle.
Pass the tapestry needle with the working yarn through the 10 remaining stitches, pull tight and secure yarn.
Weave in the ends, wash and block hat.

Top-windingcablehat


~coffeeteaknits

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