Sunday, February 13, 2011

Easy Cable Hat

Easy Cable Hat

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Note: 
If you want to make the hat longer to completely cover your ears, repeat round 13 a couple more times before moving on to the rounds of single crochet. You can make a larger version that would fit most men by using an H hook.

Skill Level: 
Easy

Size: 
Adult Medium to Large

Gauge: 
With F hook, 2”x2”= 7 rows of 8sc

Materials:
4 oz Worsted Weight yarn
F hook
Tapestry Needle

Stitches Used:
Chain…Ch
Single Crochet…SC
Half Double Crochet…HDC
Front Post Double Crochet..FPDC
Reverse Single Crochet…RSC
Slip Stitch…SlSt

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Pattern:
Begin - Ch 4, join with a SlSt to form a circle.

Round 1 - Ch 2 (Counts as HDC here and throughout). 11 HDC through circle, working over tail. Join with a SlSt at top of Ch2. Pull tail snugly to close circle. (12 HDC)

Round 2 – Ch 2. HDC in the back loop only (BLO) of the same stitch. 2 HDC in the BLO of each stitch around. Join with a SlSt at top of Ch2. (24 HDC)

Round 3 – Ch 2. HDC in the same stitch. FPDC around the next stitch. *2HDC in next stitch, FPDC around next stitch. Repeat from * 10 more times. Join with a SlSt at top of Ch2. (24 HDC, 12 cables)

Round 4 – Ch 2. HDC in the same stitch. HDC in next stitch. FPDC around the FPDC below. *2HDC in next stitch, HDC in next stitch, FPDC around the FPDC below. Repeat from * 10 more times. Join with a SlSt at top of Ch2. (36 HDC, 12 cables)

Round 5 – Ch 2. HDC in the same stitch. HDC in next 2 stitches. FPDC around the FPDC below. *2HDC in next stitch, HDC in next 2 stitches, FPDC around the FPDC below. Repeat from * 10 more times. Join with a SlSt at top of Ch2. (48 HDC, 12 cables)

Round 6 – Ch 2. HDC in the same stitch. HDC in next 3 stitches. FPDC around the FPDC below. *2HDC in next stitch, HDC in next 3 stitches, FPDC around the FPDC below. Repeat from * 10 more times. Join with a SlSt at top of Ch2. (60 HDC, 12 cables)

Round 7 – Ch 2. HDC in the same stitch. HDC in next stitch. FPDC around next stitch. HDC in next 2 stitches. FPDC around the FPDC below. *2HDC in next stitch, HDC in next 2 stitches. FPDC around next stitch. HDC in next 2 stitches. FPDC around the FPDC below. Repeat from * 10 more times. Join with a SlSt at top of Ch2. (60 HDC, 24 cables)

Round 8 - Ch 2. HDC in the same stitch. HDC in next 2 stitches. FPDC around the FPDC below. 2HDC in next stitch, HDC in next stitch. FPDC around the FPDC below. *HDC in next 3 stitches. FPDC around the FPDC below. 2HDC in next stitch, HDC in next stitch. FPDC around the FPDC below. Repeat from * 10 more times. Join with a SlSt at top of Ch2. (72 HDC, 24 cables)

(Increase rounds end here)

Round 9 - 10 - Ch 2. HDC in next 2 stitches. FPDC around the FPDC below. HDC in next 3 stitches. FPDC around the FPDC below. *HDC in next 3 stitches. FPDC around the FPDC below. HDC in next 3 stitches. FPDC around the FPDC below. Repeat from * 10 more times. Join with a SlSt at top of Ch2. (72 HDC, 24 cables on each round.)

Round 11 - Ch 2. HDC in next 2 stitches. FPDC around next stitch. HDC in next 3 stitches. FPDC around the next stitch. *HDC in next 3 stitches. FPDC around next stitch. Repeat from * 22 more times. Join with a SlSt at top of Ch2. (72 HDC, 24 cables on each round.)

Round 12 - 13 - Ch 2. HDC in next 2 stitches. FPDC around the FPDC below. HDC in next 3 stitches. FPDC around the FPDC below. *HDC in next 3 stitches. FPDC around the FPDC below. Repeat from * 22 more times. Join with a SlSt at top of Ch2. (72 HDC, 24 cables on each round.)

(Crocheting in the round from this point. Do not join rounds)

Round 14 – Ch1. SC in same stitch as joining and in every HDC and FPDC around. (96 SC)

Round 15 – 17 – Continue to SC around for three more rounds. SlSt into last stitch. Use a stitch marker if needed to mark the beginning of each round. (96 SC each row)

Round 18 – Ch 1. RSC in each stitch around. RSC in beginning RSC to join. SlSt into SC below on wrong side to secure. FO. Weave in beginning and ending tails.

2 comments:

  1. I like your hat - thanks for sharing the pattern!! I've 'pinned' it so I can give it a try soon. :-)

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  2. I'm still a very novice knitter/crocheter. This will be my next try.. hv only done one other cable hat pattern and it was in knitting. So I'll be broadening my skills .. now am anxious to try this one! Thanks for the post! :) (I'll let you know how it comes out!)

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