Lucky Horseshoe Cable Knit Hat
This free knit hat pattern features lovely cables and fluffy yarn. It's an unexpectedly lovely combination!
Self-striping yarn has been sweeping the knitting nation, and patterns like the Lucky Horseshoe Cable Knit Hat are the reason why. These skeins feature pleasing-to-the-eye color combinations that make a finished piece look so much more put-together. We love the tan and pink color scheme of this hat, and the traveling cables make it look like a luxury accessory. The soft halo of the yarn is sure to keep you cozy all winter long, and it's a quick enough knit that you can easily whip up two or three in a week.
Knitting Needle Size10 or 6 mm, 10.5 or 6.5 mm, Double-Pointed Knitting Needles (DPNs)
Yarn Weight(5) Bulky/Chunky (12-15 stitches for 4 inches)
Gauge15 sts and 20 rows = 4" [10 cm] with larger needles in stocking stitch.
Finished SizeOne size to fit adult.
Caron® Latte Cakes™ (8.8 oz/250 g; 530 yds/485 m): Olive Peppercorn (22031) - 1 ball
Note: 1 ball will make 2 hats.
- Set of 4 sizes U.S. 10 [6 mm] and U.S. 10½ [6.5 mm] double-pointed knitting needles or size needed to obtain gauge.
- Cable needle. Stitch marker.
With set of smaller needles, cast on 72 sts. Join in rnd, placing marker on first st.
1st rnd: *P1. K1tbl. Rep from * around.
Rep last rnd for ribbing for 2" [5 cm].
Next rnd: M1. *Rib 3 sts. M1. Rib 2 sts. M1. Rep from * to last 7 sts. (Rib 2 sts. M1) 3 times. K1tbl. 102 sts.
Change to set of larger needles and proceed in pat as follows:
1st to 3rd rnds: *K12. P2. K1tbl. P2. Rep from * around.
4th rnd: *C6B. C6F. P2. K1tbl. P2. Rep from * around.
5th and 6th rnds: *K12. P2. K1tbl. P2. Rep from * around.
Rep last 6 rnds 4 times more.
1st rnd: *ssk. K8. K2tog. P2. K1tbl. P2. Rep from * around. 90 sts.
2nd rnd: *K10. P2. K1tbl. P2. Rep from * around.
3rd rnd: *ssk. K6. K2tog. P2. K1tbl. P2. Rep from * around. 78 sts.
4th rnd:*C4B. C4F. P2. K1tbl. P2. Rep from * around.
5th rnd: *ssk. K4. K2tog. P2. K1tbl. P2. Rep from * around. 66 sts.
6th rnd: *K6. P2. K1tbl. P2. Rep from * around.
7th rnd: *ssk. K2. K2tog. P2. K1tbl. P2. Rep from * around. 54 sts.
8th rnd: *C2B. C2F. P2tog. K1tbl. P2togtbl. Rep from * around. 42 sts.
9th rnd: *ssk. K2tog. P1. K1tbl. P1. Rep from* around. 30 sts.
10th rnd: *ssk. K2tog. K1tbl. Rep from * around. 18 sts.
Break yarn, leaving a long end. Thread yarn through rem sts and fasten securely.
Pompom: Wind yarn around 4 ngers approx 120 times. Remove from ngers and tie tightly in center. Cut through both side of loops. Trim to a smooth round shape. Sew to top of Hat.
- Slip next (2-3) stitches onto cable needle and leave at back of work. K1(2-3) then K1(2-3) from cable needle.
- Slip next 1(2-3) stitches onto cable needle and leave at front of work. K1(2-3), then K1(2-3) from cable needle
- Make 1 stitch by picking up horizontal loop lying before next stitch and knitting into back of loop
- Knit next 2 stitches together
- Knit next stitch through the back loop
- Purl next 2 stitches together throughthe backloop
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