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Spearmint Cable Hat
Spearmint Cable Hat
This image courtesy of bergeredefrance.com

The Spearmint Cable Hat is a great addition to your cold weather wardrobe. This bright green knit hat features a fun gray pom pom on top. Children and adults of all ages will certainly love wearing this cable knit hat pattern when the temperature starts to drop. With such a fun and versatile design, the possibilities are endless when it comes to this free knitting pattern. You can dress it up or dress it down and the bright color means you will certainly stand out from the crowd. Work up this free knitting pattern today and you will have a lovely cabled hat for the winter in no time.

Stitches used
1/1 Rib, using col A & 3.0 mm needles.
Stocking St & Reverse Stocking St, using col A & 4.0 mm needles.
Cable, using col A & 4.0 mm needles. Over 4 sts.
Row 1 (RS): knit.
Row 2 & 4: purl.
Row 3: 4CL (= slip 2 sts onto cn at front of work, k2, then k2 from cn).
After Row 4 rep from Row 1.

Intermediate

Knitting Needle Size6 or 4 mm

Yarn Weight(4) Medium Weight/Worsted Weight and Aran (16-20 stitches to 4 inches)

Materials List

  • Quality Barisienne Vert fluo 296.481 (Col A) - 2 balls
  • Quality Chinaillon Anthracite 298.051 (Col B) - 1 ball
  • 3.0mm & 4.0mm needles - Cable Needle (cn)
  • Pompom maker ref. 612.741

Hat

Using 3.0 mm needles & col A CO 115 sts.
Work in 1/1 rib for 6 cm (2¼ in) [22 rows] but work final row as foll: 6 sts 1/1 rib, *inc 1, 13 sts 1/1 rib* rep from *to* 7 more times, then inc 1, 5 sts 1/1 rib.
Change to 4.0 mm needles & work on the 124 sts obtained as foll:
3 sts St st,
1 st Rev St st, 4 sts Cable, 1 st Rev St st,
*8 sts St st, 1 st Rev St st, 4 sts Cable, 1 st Rev St st*
rep from *to* 7 more times, then 3 sts St st.
When work measures 15 cm (6 in) [50 rows] total work next RS row as foll:
K3, p1, 4 sts Cable,
*p2tog, k6, p2tog, 4 sts Cable*
rep from *to* 7 more times, then p1, k3.
Work 3 rows on the rem 108 sts.
Next row (RS):
k3, p1, 4 sts Cable, *p2tog, k4, p2tog, 4 sts Cable* rep from *to* 7 more times, then p1, k3.
Work 3 rows on the rem 92 sts.
Next row (RS):
k3, p1, 4 sts Cable, *p2tog, k2, p2tog, 4 sts Cable* rep from *to* 7 more times, then p1, k3.
Work 3 rows on the rem 76 sts.
Next row (RS):
k3, p1, 4 sts Cable, *p2tog twice, 4 sts Cable* rep from *to* 7 more times, then p1, k3.
Work 3 rows on the rem 60 sts.
Next row (RS):
k2, *p2t<4og, 4 sts Cable* rep from *to* 8 more times, then k2tog, k2.
Work 1 row on the rem 50 sts.
Next row (RS):
k1, *k<42tog, k3* rep from *to* 8 more times, k2tog, k2.
Work 1 row of purl on the rem 40 sts.
Next row (RS):
*k2tog, k2* rep from *to* 9 more times.
Work 1 row of purl on the rem 30 sts.
Next row (RS): k2tog across row.

Finishing

Thread yarn through the rem 15 sts, pull tight & fasten off.
Sew the side seam, sewing the bottom 3 cm (1¼ in) on the RS to allow for turning up.
Secure & weave in all ends.
Using col B make a pompom, 6 cm (2½ in) diameter & fix to the top of the hat.

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