Friday, February 7, 2014

Cable Chevron Hat

Cable Chevron Hat

The inspiration for this hat was simple: our neighbors keep blowing the snow out of our driveway, and my husband suffers from a monumental guilt complex about it. So he asked me to make a hat for the man across the street, presumably to keep his head warm while he's taking care of our snow...

Yarn: Berroco Blackstone Tweed Chunky (65% Wool, 25% Superkid Mohair, 10% Angora Rabbit Hair; 60 yards [55 meters]/50 grams); #6656 Narragansett - 2 skeins
The back. Pretty, no? (in a manly way of course)

Needles: One 16" circular needle in size 9, one 16" circular needle in size 10.5, one set of double-pointed needles (dpns), also in size 10.5, and a cable needle (cn) or double-pointed needle for cabling

Notions: Tapestry needle, stitch marker or scrap yarn to mark row

Gauge: 13 stitches = 4 inches

Using your size 9 needle, cast on 72 stitches, place marker, and join in round. Knit six rows in a k2, p2 ribbing, and then switch to your size 10.5 circular needle. Now, we'll get started on the main pattern, which is Cable Chevron from page 290 of Barbara G. Walker's A Treasury of Knitting Patterns. And it goes like so:

Row 1: knit

Row 2: * slip next three stitches to cn and hold in back, k3, then k3 from cn; slip next stitches to cn and hold in front, k3, then k3 from cn; rep from *

Rows 3 - 8: knit

Knits rows 1 - 8 three times, and then knit rows 1 - 4 once more. Then, it's time to begin the decreases, which go as follows:

Decrease Row 1: * ssk, k8, k2tog *

Decrease Row 2: knit

Switch to your dpns whenever you're ready.

Decrease Row 3: * ssk, k6, k2tog *

Decrease Row 4: * ssk, k4, k2tog *

Decrease Row 5: * ssk, k2, k2tog *

Decrease Rows 6 & 7: * ssk, k2tog *

Clip tail, thread through remaining 6 stitches, and pull tight. Thread to inside of hat and knot. Tuck in ends.


  1. I'll bet he'll love it - I can't believe how prolific you are with the needles! Fabulous! Happy weekend...Tanya

    1. I hope so! I had a whole other hat knit out of this yarn, and then realized as soon as I finished that it had a fatal flaw, so I had to start over. I'm just happy the second one turned out!!! And you have a great weekend too!

  2. Not a "fatal flaw" but a flawless fate!

    Thank you for sharing your creativity. (all I have to do is to actually DO more knitting)

    1. No, thank you for checking out my page! And believe me, I have about a million other things I'd like to do more of... but instead I knit!!!