(A Cable Twist Hat Pattern)
Buttercream yarn in the color ‘Sage’ (I have also used Lions Brand Thick n Quick yarn, as well as Big Twist yarn for this pattern)
#15 16 in circular needles
Tapestry needle (for weaving through and tying-off)
-If making for a child I would use a #13 knitting needle. Skip row 6 which means that you will be working with 42 stitches. I would also repeat the cable pattern 3 times instead of the 4 times that the adult pattern calls for.
STITCHES USED IN THIS PATTERN:
Cable stitch: Place 2 stitches onto cable needle, hold front, knit the next 2 stitches, knit the stitches from the cable needle.
Cast On 42 stitches
Row 1: *K1, P1) across
Row 2-5: Repeat row 1 for 4 times. (this makes a 1X1 rib for the brim of the hat)
Row 6: * K6, m1* (49 sts. total) (if making for a child skip this row)
Row 7: *K4, P3*
Row 8: *K4, P3*
Row 9: *Cbl stitch, P3*
Row 10: *K4, P3*
Row 11: *K4, P3*
Row 12: *K4, P3*
Repeat Rows 9-12 (it’s a 4 row cable pattern) 4 more times. (If making for a child repeat 3 times.)
Cbl stitch, p3
*K4, P2tog, P*
*K2tog, K2, P2*
-Using your tapestry needle, weave ends through, pull, and tie off!
As a finishing touch I usually add a faux-fur pom pom or make a pom pom out of yarn with my Clover Pom-Pom Maker.