Ten Cable Hat

I decided to expand my knitting repertoire by teaching myself how to knit cables (well simple cables at least maybe I’ll tackle harder ones when I have my brain back.) I did this with socks a few months ago, but sort of ran out of steam after one toddler pair and half an adult pair (I have a hard time finishing when I don’t know what I am going to do with the item and I just can’t picture myself wearing the socks I started.)

I saw this pattern on a blog I read and it looked super cute and easy to make, so I thought I would start cabling with this. So far I made one newborn hat in some crap worsted weight yarn, just to see if I could. I decided that there was one (major) change I wanted to make for the “real thing” and I need to get some softer yarn. If only the local yarn shop were open on Monday’s life would be good. Oh well, I guess I will have to put this off until next year (he he – I love say things like that at this time of year.) Of course, when I am done with the hat for the new baby I will have to figure out how to make this patter big enough for a hat for Chanler too. The first thing he said when he saw me knitting yesterday was “Mommy, you making a hat for me?”

Original Pattern

Instructions for Ten-Cable Hat:

Size: Newborn

Supplies: One skein Debbie Bliss Cashmerino Aran
Needles: US8 DPNS
Cable needle (or an extra DPN)
Tapestry needle (for finishing)

Changes: 1) Switch the order of starting cables, so that you decrease first on the cables started first.
2) Insert an extra cable row at R26

CO 80 sts, pm, and join to work in the round.

Work 6 rounds of 2×2 ribbing. (Or 1×1, if you prefer.)

R 7-9: *K6, P2* around
R 10: *C6F, P2, K6, P2* around
R 11-13: *K6, P2*
R 14: *K6, P2, C6F, P2*
R 15-17: *K6, P2*
R 18: *C6F, P2, k6, P2*
R 19-21: *K6, P2*
R 22: *K6, P2, C6F, P2*
R 23-25: *K6, P2*
R 26: *C6F, P2, K6, P2*

Now, the decrease rows start . . .

R 27: *SSK, K2, K2tog, P2, K6, P2* (70 sts)
R 28: *K4, P2, K6, P2*
R 29: *SSK, K2tog, P2, C6F, P2* (60 sts)
R 30: *K2, P2, K6, P2*
R 31: *K2tog, P2, K6, P2* (55 sts)
R 32: *K1, P2, K6, P2*
R 33: *K1, P2tog, K6, P2tog* (45 sts)
R 34: *K1, P1, SSK, K2, K2tog, P1* (35 sts)
R 35: *K1, P1, SSK, K2tog, P1* (25 sts)
R 36: *K1, P1, K2tog, P1* (20 sts)
R 37: *K2tog* (10 sts)

Pull yarn through remaining sts with a tapestry needle. Pull through to inside, and weave in all ends.

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