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Chunky Cable Hat Knitting Pattern

Knit a chunky cable hat from Bernat Yarns to keep you warm and stylish through the winter with this free hat knitting pattern. The pom-pom is optional, but easy to create with these instructions.

Chunky Cable Knit Hat

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Find this beautiful pattern and more knit hats in 27 Free Hat Knitting Patterns.





  • Yarn: 1 ball of Bernat® Softee Chunky (100 g / 3.5 oz) #39134 (Deep Sea).
  • Knitting Needles- Size 6 mm (U.S. 10) or size needed to obtain gauge.
  • Cable needle - CN.

Gauge: 15 sts and 20 rows = 4 ins [10 cm] in stocking st.

Stitch Glossary:
C4B = Slip next 2 sts onto a CN and leave at back of work. K2, then K2 from CN.
C4F = Slip next 2 sts onto CN and leave at front of work. K2, then K2 from CN.


Cast on 70 sts.
1st row: (RS). K2. *P2. K2. Rep from * to end of row.
2nd row: P2. *K2. P2. Rep from * to end of row.
Rep last 2 rows twice more, inc 12 sts evenly across last row. 82 sts.
Proceed in Shadow Cable Pat as follows: 1st row: (RS). Knit.
2nd and alt rows: Purl.
3rd row: K1. *C4B. K4. Rep from * to last st. K1.
5th row: Knit.
7th row: K5. *C4F. K4. Rep from * to last 5 sts. C4F. K1.
8th row: Purl.
Rep last 8 rows twice more, then 1st to 4th rows once.

Shape top: 1st row: (RS). K1.*K6. K2tog. Rep from * to last st. K1. 72 sts.
2nd and alt rows: Purl.
3rd row: K1. *K5. K2tog. Rep from * to last st. K1. 62 sts.
5th row: K1. *K4. K2tog. Rep from * to last st. K1. 52 sts.
7th row: *K2. K2tog. Rep from * to end of row. 39 sts.
8th row: P1. *P2tog. Rep from * to end of row. 20 sts.

Break yarn, leaving a long end. Thread end through rem sts and draw up firmly. Fasten securely. Sew back seam.

Pom-pom: Wind yarn around 4 fingers 50 times. Tie tightly in the middle and leave a long end for attaching to hat. Cut loops at both ends and trim to smooth round shape.

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What does Rep last 8 rows twice more (Iget this) but, what does "then 1st to 4th rows once mean"?

I have knitted this hat dozens of times now. It depends on the chunky wool regarding your tension but I've never versed much by knitting needles. Either 6 or 6.5mm

Although I didn't use the recommended wool I checked my tension beforehand so was surprised when the hat came out HUGE! On my second attempt I reduced the number of stitches cast on to 58 and knitted on uk 5.5mm needles, then increased to 74 stitches on 6mm needles. I repeated the 8 rows of pattern 5 times, mKing the hat more "slouchy" and the result was just what my daughter wanted.

Why can't I print this?


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