Saturday, November 19, 2011

Cable Hat Pictures

I have been wanting to make a cable hat for over a year now, but have never had any luck.  I was never able to "stretch" the stitches enough to make the cables.  I decided to give it another try and was finally able to figure it out.  I am so pleased with the results.  The yarn I used was Paton's Wool in Heather Jade.  When I put the hat on to take the pictures I fell in love with this hat.  The wool has the perfect amount of stretch.  The hat is so very warm and a gorgeous color.  Now that I have figured out the cables I have some ideas in my head of different ways to use them in hats or fingerless gloves.  I need more time in the day for all my ideas! 

This was a very easy hat to make and I did not even need to use a cable needle.  I used the round purple loom and didn't even need a whole skein of yarn.  I will be able to make a headband/ear-warmer with what is left over.  

Wool yarn is obviously more expensive, but I have used it for my last two hats and have been so happy with the results.  I need to try and stock up when it is on sale, because I would love to make more projects with wool yarn.  


  1. What pattern did you use for this hat? I love it and would love to make my grandmother one. She loves knitted hats!

  2. Hi Jen, I found a pattern on the Lion Brand website for the Martha Stewart Loom. I didn't care for the hat that much, so I just adjusted it to work for me. I also used my round purple knifty knitter loom. Use two strands of yarn as one. Flat knit all of the knit stitches.

    Round 1: Purl 2, Knit 2
    Round 2: Purl 2, Knit 2
    Round 3: Purl 2, 2 switch- cable stitch
    Round 4: Purl 2, Knit 2

    2 Switch - Cable stitch:
    1. Take the loop on the peg and put it on a cable needle.
    2. Take the loop on the next peg and move it to the first peg.
    3. Take the loop on the cable needle and put it on the empty peg.
    4. Flat knit both of these pegs.

    I hope this helps you and you enjoy the pattern. Let me know if you have any other questions.