Learn to create cables in this easy hat tutorial and pattern. (Bonus: You endup with a wonderful hat!)
Sizing: This hat may be knit for babies (16"), children (18"), women (20"), and men (22").
Yarn: Yarn that knits at 5 stitches per inch (worsted-weight yarn). The models were made in Malabrigo’s Rios and Berroco’s Ultra Alpaca. For an adult hat, you’ll need about 200 yards.
Gauge: 5 stitches per inch in stockinette knit in the round.
Needles: One 16" circular knitting needle, size 5 (3.75 mm) and one 16" circular needle, size 7 (4.5 mm). A set of double-pointed needles, somewhere between a 5 and 7 (4-5 mm). The precise size for the double-points doesn’t matter.
Notions: Stitch markers, a cable needle, and a tapestry needle.
Photo by Cynthia Spencer.