It’s next level cold here in Canada and I’m sick of it. I just had to put that little complaint out there. We also just had another 5+ inches of snow—ok that’s it, promise.
The only benefit to the chilly weather is my increased drive to knit. Benefit, you ask? I’ll take what I can get at this point! One of my favourite projects thus far is this cable knit hat. I can’t actually wear it or give it away for reasons you’ll read shortly, but I love it non-the-less and will try again soon. “Third time’s the charm” is the expression I like to use to describe my knitting ventures.
Let me be real with you for a minute: This hat didn’t turn out quite as I expected. At the time I was not yet introduced to the miracle that is 4-needle knitting, so the back seam is a little dodgy. I would recommend knitting in the round to avoid the sketchy seam that I so carefully hid.
Knit & Weave
- Worsted weight wool or acrylic yarn
- Size 9 knitting needles
- Cable Needle
- Tapestry Needle
Cast on from 76-96 stitches depending on head size
1: K1 P1 for 1 inch
2: *K3, P10, K10, P10, K10, P10, K10, P10, K10, P10, K3
3: P3, C10F, P10, C10F, P10, C10F, P10, C10F, P10, C10F, K3
4: K3, P10, K10, P10, K10, P10, K10, P10, K10, P10, K3
5: P3, K10, P10, K10, P10, K10, P10, K10, P10, K10, P3
6: Repeat steps 4-5 for 6 more rows
7: Continue pattern from * and repeat for 7 inches (or more for a larger hat)
8: *K3st, K3tog, start at * and continue across row
10: Continue steps 8 and 9 until there are roughly 7 stitches on the needle and finish