when i asked my best friend sammie what she wanted for christmas 2017 (handknit, of course!), she knew her answer right away: a basic black hat. I was more than happy to oblige! wanting to honor her wishes for "basic" but also wanting to make her something special, i knew a hat full of chunky cables was the answer.
since i used a super bulky wool, the hat knit up very fast (aren't quick projects the best?) and the cable pattern is very easy and repetitive. so grab your needles and some chunky yarn and cast on this cozy winter hat!
US 13 (9mm) double-pointed needles
cable needle, extra dpn, or stitch holder for cabling
yarn: wool and the gang crazy sexy wool in space black or another super bulky yarn
k - knit
p - purl
c2l - cable two stitches in front, to the left
k2t - knit two stitches together
cast on 40 stitches across 4 needles (10 stitches/needle)
alternate K1/p1 ribbing for 6 rows
* P1, K4, p1, k4 across each needle
repeat 4 times
row 5: p1, C2L, p1, c2l across each needle
repeat pattern from * 4 times
R1: P1, k2t, k2t, p1, k2t, k2t across each needle
r2: p1, k2T, p1, k2T across each needle
r3: p1, k2T, p1, k2t
r4: weave end through remaining 8 stitches to bind off
the finished hat is a great winter basic that still has visual interest. if you're into pompoms i think this hat would look super cute with one!
what color chunky cabled hat would you make?