You’ll have seen in this post here that I’ve been designing some new knitted hats. Because I love to share, I thought I might as well share my hat knitting pattern, just in case you wanted to have a go at a knitted hat yourself!
This knitted hat pattern is super-quick. Like my other hat patterns, you can easily make one in an evening whilst catching up on the latest TV Box-set!
To make this knitted hat pattern, you will need 10mm circular needles (and/or DPN’s), a cable needle, a pom-pom and some super-chunky yarn. You could even try using magic-loop if you don’t have a cable the right size?
This one is slightly more complicated than my previous pattern (but not much!). It has a simple 4 stitch cable running up the side.
Knit in the round, you don’t need to worry about having to do any seaming!
To finish off the hat, you can buy these really lovely furry pom-pom’s online (I got mine from Etsy!). Or you can make a normal pom-pom out of wool. They both look good I think!
Try this Knitted Hat Pattern yourself!
If you fancy trying out this pattern (it’s free!) then you can find it on Ravelry here. If you don’t have Ravelry, you can download the pattern directly by clicking here.
Please share your projects on Ravelry if you do make this hat! I love seeing what other people are making! 🙂
That’s all for now!
Has there been a how to knit cables lesson that I missed? I love the look of them, but have absolutely no idea how to do them. Wizardry, I assume :p
no sorry. but ok I’ll do one though! its really simple! not widazdry at all! its on the list now! watch this space!! 😊
Here you go…whilst I remembered! 🙂 https://jo-creates.com/2017/09/21/how-to-knit-a-simple-cable-its-not-wizzardry/#.WcQJe9Eo82w
I am about to make a hat for my daughter in super chunky yarn but wanted eventually to make a hat in the same yarn for me but with cables, so I am on the look out for suitable patterns. What I don’t quite understand about your pattern is how if the tension is 11.5 stitches to 10cm (=4 inches) how 46 stitches gives you a circumference of 20 inches. Especially as you say ‘unstretched’ and rib is normally closer than stocking stitch.
you’re right! that does sound odd now you’ve mentioned it. mathematically that should be 15″ (I think?)
I’ve found the circumference hard to measure to be honest as the inside circumference and outside circumference on a rolled Brim is different. 5″does sound like a lot though. I’ll measure it again later and confirm inside and outside circumference.
I’ll also doubke-check my gauge swatch for you.
from a rib/stockinette “closeness” perspective, cables make this slightly tighter than normal stockinette when used so the difference between the ribbing and the main hat is not as pronounced as it normally is.
If it helps, I’ve made a couple of these hats and annoyed my friends by making them all try it on tried this hat and it fits them all because it is stretchy. I have a 55cm head (measured above my ears).
My head is about the same size as yours but the other pattern I will be using says 57 stitches mind you they have 13 sts to 10cm, so I think I was thinking of that the wrong way. So it is not so different to yours. Maybe hats need to stretch a lot.
Ahh, it sounds like it might be OK after all….thanks for checking though, its best to be sure. This pattern has been tested by an “independent” as well as me but I’m far from perfect so I’m glad you asked! 🙂
Belt and Braces…..I’ve checked again, I’ve even re-knit the gauge swatch! My gauge is 11 to 11.5 stitches per 10cm. I’ve measured the inner circumference and it is 48cm (inside) and 50cm outside, so perhaps I have slightly overestimated with 20″ inner circumference, 19″ is probably closer, will change that in the pattern (thanks!).
Mathematically that makes no sense I understand but I guess Yarn resists maths!!
I tried out bigger stitch-counts but I think that hats do need to stretch a bit to not feel like they are falling off so this was the best stitch-count for that gauge I could find.
Other info for you….the hat I am measuring has also been blocked (gently, I don’t like to wet-block cables as they tend to disappear so I’ve spritzed and pulled into shape) that has meant that the ribbing section isn’t “pulled-in” compared to the body.
I think as long as you get to gauge with the needles and yarn you will be fine. i have made 5 of these hats now using this pattern or a variant of and this stitch-count works at this gauge! 🙂
Hope it works if you do try it!
Row 12 and row 14 both include an instruction of KBI, which is not in the abbreviations. what does that mean?
Hi Brenda, sorry, that should read KBL not KBl! I’ll correct asap!
Still learning to knit with your tutorials, but this is on my to-do list to make as soon as I have passed all the lessons. However: I found the most gorgeous yarn, but it’s only designed for a 6mm knitting needle? In crochet that wouldn’t scare me, in knitting it (still) does. Is this pattern worked from bottom to top or from top to bottom (as it is in crochet?).
thicker yarn is better cause its faster and easier to see the stitches! 😂 this hat is worked from bottom to top. you should be able to knit a bigger size to get to ther right size with thinner yarn, like you would on crochet.
I’ve just tried to do the math with the gauge I have – but I don’t know if this will work out at all. It’s hard to find yarn this big over here (and I also didn’t find knitting needles this big as well). I’ll just give it a go, but I have no clue at all if I’ll succeed. Seems to me the cables will look totally different, and I’ll need to create more cables as well. Hard to wrap my head around it!
I know what you mean! I’d add more stitches between the cables personally to make the maths easier. if you want to have a go at a simpler hat, my Elenor Bobble Hat has a very simple repeat! good luck
Happy New Year! I’m so happy I found your quick and easy cabled hat pattern. It came out lovely, followed your clear instructions. Now, to decide what type of pom pom! Thank you!
Thanks so much! glad you liked it