Family Cable Hats
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Family Cable Hats

Make everyone in your family cute and cozy with these simple cable hats.
Craft Time: varies
Uses Recycled Items: No
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Material List

  • Loops & Threads® Impeccable™ Yarn – True Gray or Arbor Rose (1 Ball)
  • Double-Pointed Knitting Needles, Set of Four, Sizes U.S. 6 (4mm) and U.S. 8 (5mm)
  • Cable Needle
  • Scissors

Project Instructions

With smaller set of needles, cast on 76 (84-88-92-96) sts. Divide sts onto 3 needles as 25 (28-29-31-32) sts on first and second needles and 26 (28-30-30-32) sts on third needle. Join in rnd, placing a marker on first st.

1st rnd: *K2. P2. Rep from * around.

Rep last rnd of (K2. P2) ribbing for 1 (1-1¼-1½-1½)" [2.5 (2.5-3-4-4) cm], inc 8 (6-10-13-16) sts evenly across last rnd. 84 (90-98-105-112) sts.


Change to larger set of needles and proceed in pat as follows:

1st rnd: *K1 (2-1-2-1). P2. K9. P2. Rep from * around.

2nd rnd: *K1 (2-1-2-1). P2. C6F. K3. P2. Rep from * around.

3rd to 5th rnds: As 1st rnd.

6th rnd: *K1 (2-1-2-1). P2. K3. C6B. P2. Rep from * around.

7th and 8th rnds: As 1st rnd.

Rep last 8 rnds for pat until work from beg measures approx 4½ (4¾-5¼-5½-6)" [11.5 (12-13-14-15) cm], ending with a 1st or 5th rnd of pat.


Shape top: 1st rnd: *K1 (2-1-2-1). P2tog. Pat next 9 sts. P2tog. Rep from * around. 72 (78-84-91-96) sts.

2nd and alt rnds: Knit all knit sts and purl all purl sts as they appear.

3rd rnd: *K1 (2-1-2-1). P1. (K2. K2tog) twice. K1. P1. Rep from * around. 60 (66-70-77-80) sts.

5th rnd: *K1 (2-1-2-1). P1. K2. K2tog. K3. P1. Rep from * around. 54 (60-63-70-72) sts.

7th rnd: *K1 (2-1-2-1). P1. (K1. K2tog) twice. P1. Rep from * around. 42 (48-49-56-56) sts.

9th rnd: *K1 (2-1-2-1). P1. K1. K2tog. K1. P1. Rep from * around. 36 (42-42-49-48) sts.

11th rnd: *K1 (2-1-2-1). P1. K2tog. K1. P1. Rep from * around. 30 (36-35-42-40) sts.

12th rnd: As 2nd rnd.

Sizes Adult:13th rnd: *K(2-1). P1. K2tog. P1. Rep from * around. (35-32) sts.

14th rnd: As 2nd rnd.

All sizes: Next rnd: *K2tog. Rep from * to last
0 (0-1-1-0) st. K0 (0-1-1-0). 15 (18-17-17-16) sts rem. Break yarn, leaving a long end. Draw end through rem sts. Pull tightly. Fasten securely.



alt = alternate(ing)

approx = approximately

beg = beginning

C6B = Slip next 3 stitches onto cable needle and leave at back of work. K3, then K3 from cable needle.

C6F = Slip next 3 stitches onto cable needle and leave at front of work. K3, then K3 from cable needle.

inc = Increase 1 stitch by knitting into front and back of next stitch

k = knit

k2tog = knit next 2 stitches together

pat = pattern

p = purl

p2tog = purl next 2 stitches together

rem = remaining

rep = repeat

rnd(s) = rounds(s)

st(s) = stitch(es)


Gauge 18 sts and 24 rows = 4" (10cm) in stocking st.