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Soft Cable Hat Knitting Pattern



The intricate cable design from Bernat Yarns in this free hat knitting pattern is actually quite simple to achieve. Knit one for an impressive holiday gift.

Soft Cable Knit Hat


  • 1 ball of Bernat® Satin (100 g / 3.5 oz) #04431 (Wine Mist Heather).
  • Knitting Needles: Size 5 mm (U.S. 8) or size needed to obtain gauge.
  • Cable needle - CN.

Gauge: 18 sts and 24 rows = 4 ins [10 cm] in stocking st.

Stitch Glossary:
C4B = Slip next 2 sts onto a CN and leave at back of work. K2 then K2 from CN.
C4F = Slip next 2 sts onto CN and leave at front of work. K2 then K2 from CN.


Cast on 78 sts.
1st row: (RS). K2. *P2. K2. Rep from * to end of row.
2nd row: P2. *K2. P2. Rep from * to end of row.
Rep last 2 rows twice more, inc 12 sts evenly across last row. 90 sts.
Proceed in Shadow Cable Pat as follows:
1st row: (RS). Knit.
2nd and alt rows: Purl.
3rd row: K1. *C4B. K4. Rep from * to last st. K1.
5th row: As 1st row.
7th row: K5. *C4F. K4. Rep from * to last 5 sts. C4F. K1.
8th row: As 2nd row.
Rep last 8 rows twice more, then 1st to 4th rows once.

Shape top: 1st row: (RS). *K6. K2tog. Rep from * to last 2 sts. K2. 79 sts.
2nd and alt rows: Purl.
3rd row: *K9. K2tog. Rep from * to last 2 sts. K2. 72 sts.
5th row: *K8. K2tog. Rep from * to last 2 sts. K2. 65 sts.
7th row: *K7. K2tog. Rep from * to last 2 sts. K2. 58 sts.
9th row: *K6. K2tog. Rep from * to last 2 sts. K2. 51 sts.
11th row: *K3. K2tog. Rep from * to last st. K1. 41 sts.
12th row: P1. *P2tog. Rep from * to end of row. 21 sts.

Break yarn, leaving a long end. Thread end through rem sts and draw up firmly. Fasten securely. Sew back seam.

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Dec 9, 2014



Jan 30, 2014

I have not made this yet so cannot rate it. But well pleased with the free the free patterns and the style of them. I have been trying to get these type of patterns but have had not luck before now so I am looking forward to knitting these up and will leave feedback once I have completed them.


9 Ratings

Dec 7, 2013

Can you please tell me what to do for row 4 and row 6. They are missing. dhart54@yahoo.com


May 5, 2013

is row 5 replacing row 4?


Jan 12, 2012

On the soft cable hat knitting pattern; I do not see where the 4th row directions are. What do I do? saraellen412@gmail.com


Oct 26, 2011

I love this Intricate Cable design in hat. But I need same pattern to make scarf of intricate cable- only one Intriacate cable in middle, instead of several. Can somebody writes pattern for me like how many stiriches to cast on etc.


Feb 13, 2011

Looooove this hat! It is true to size, pattern is clear and works exactly as it directs, and it is stylish--which was the first thing the young women in my family noticed. This makes up so quickly and, so far, fits every adult female I have given it to--have made about 6. I appreciate that it is not made with bulky yarn--finally a hat pattern for us "worsted weight yarn hoarders." I seem to have collected so much worsted yarn left over from making tons of afghans, and hats like this one are perfect for using my bits of stash. Thank you so much for making this available for us!


Nov 30, 2010

I need help in starting; I would appreciate help edwina bernard


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