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Kids Flat Knit Cable Hat

Kids Flat Knit Cable Hat- knit on straight needles, this textured kid’s hat features rows of knit and cabled stitches.

Kids Flat Knit Cable Hat

This hat features a wide, folder brim and narrow rows of alternating knit and cable stitches. It is knit flat on straight needles and them seamed.

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Kids Flat Knit Cable Hat

Kids Flat Knit Cable Hat

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Yarn: Lion Brand Heartland in Dry Tortugas

Needles: Size US 6 single point knitting needles and Size US 7 single point needles

Gauge: 20 sts and 26 rows = 4 inches with US 7 needles in Stockinette Stitch

Terms in this pattern
C6B = Slip next 3 stitches onto cable needle and leave at the back of the work. K3, then K3 from cable needle

Pattern instructions:

With smaller needles, cast on 87 sts.
Work in K1, P1 ribbing for 4 inches, ending on a wrong side row.

Next row: (RS). *K3. M1. K4. M1. Rep from * to last 10 sts. K4. M1. Knit to end of row. (110 sts) 
Next row: *P2. K2. P6. K2. Rep from * to last 2 sts. P2.

Cable pattern (worked over 10 sts). 
Row 1: (RS). P2. C6B. P2.
Row 2 and alt rows: K2. P6. K2.
Row 3, 5 and 7 rows: P2. K6. P2. 
Row 8: As 2nd row.

Switch to the larger needles, and work in pattern as follows:
Row 1: (RS). *K2. Work 1st row of Cable Pattern. Rep from * to last 2 sts. K2.
Row 2: *P2. Work 2nd row of Cable Pattern. Rep from * to last 2 sts. P2.
Work these 2 rows of the cable pattern until the hat measures 9 inches from the cast-on edge, ending on a wrong side row.

Shape the crown:
Row 1: *K2tog. Work appropriate row of Cable Panel. Rep from * to last 2 sts. K2tog. (100 sts)
Row 2 and all alternate rows: Knit all knit sts and purl all purl sts.
Row 3: *K1. P2tog. K6. P2. Rep from * to last st. K1. (91 sts)
Row 5: K1. P1. K6. P2tog. Rep from * to last st. K1. (82 sts)
Row 7: *K1. P1. K2. K2tog. K2. P1. Rep from * to last st. K1. (73 sts)
Row 9: *K1. P1. K2tog. K1. K2tog. P1. Rep from * to last st. K1. (55 sts)
Row 11: *K1. P1. Sl1. K2tog. psso. P1. Rep from * to last st. K1. (37 sts)
Row 13: K1. *K2tog. Rep from * to end of row. (18 sts)

Break yarn, thread through remaining stitches and pull to gather. Sew the side seam. Make and attach Pom Pom. Weave in ends.

Kids Flat Knit Cable Hat
Kids Flat Knit Cable Hat

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