Since learning to cable knit, I decided to put it to the test and try it out on a hat. Of course being me I refused to follow a pattern and decided the struggle of making my own would be easier. Hats are fairly simple to knit though and I’ve made enough to make a it fairly smooth process.

The pattern is essentially 100 stitches divided into 10 sections of 10. I am cabling 6 stitches and leaving 4 knits in between each cable. I started with a 3 to 1 rib and then after about an inch went right into the cables. I also didn’t know what making the cable go forwards and back would do so I alternated them and found out that it makes the cable go in opposite directions. What a great surprise!


This hat is still a work in progress and with the warmer weather just around the corner there is no rush to finish it for many months. It’s been good to hand knit something though and I’m learning a lot from it like always!


I’m knitting this project with a giant ball of Cascade yarn that was given to me a couple of years ago. I’ve already made a twisted cowl from it and am excited to have a hat to go with it! It’s a beautiful white spun with a light beige which gives it an oatmeal colour. I’m not usually one for white things because they get visibly dirty too quickly but I’m a fan of this stuff. It’s also very nice to knit with!


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