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Easy Flat Knit Cable Hat

Easy Flat Knit Cable Hat- New to cable knitting? This flat knit hat is a great first pattern to try!

Easy Flat Knit Cable Hat

This flat knit cable hat features rows of thin cables. If you’re new to cable knitting- don’t be intimidated! They’re actually quite simple to work. For this pattern, you slip 2 stitches on the cable needled bring it to the back of your work. Then you knit 2 stitches and 2 from the cable needle.

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Easy Flat Knit Cable Hat

Yarn: Lion Brand Heartland in King’s Canyon

Needles: Size US 8 single point knitting needles, cable needles

Gauge: 19 sts + 24 rows = 4 inches in pattern

Size: Women’s one size

Pattern Instructions:
Terms in this pattern- 2/2 RC (2 over 2 right cross): Slip 2 stitches to cable needle and hold in back, k2, then k2 from the cable needle.

Cast on 93 sts.
Rows 1 and 3 (wrong side): P1 *p4, k1, p1, k1; repeat from * to last st, p1. 
Row 2: K1, * k1, p1, k1, k4; repeat from * to last st, k1.
Row 4: K1, *k1, p1, k1, 2/2 RC; repeat from * to last st, k1.
Repeat Rows 1-4 until the piece measures 7 inches ending after row 4.
Repeat rows 1-3 one time.


Shape the crown:
Row 1 (Decrease) (RS): K1, *p3tog, 2/2 RC; rep from * across to last st, k1 (67 sts)
Row 2 and all WS rows: Purl.
Row 3: K1, *p1, k4; repeat from * across to last st, k1.
Row 5 (Decrease): K1, * p1, sl 2 sts to cable needle and hold in back, k2, k2tog from cable needle, repeat from * to last st, k1 (54 sts)
Row 7 (Decrease): K1, *p1, ssk, k1; repeat from * to last st, k1 (41 sts)
Row 9 (Decrease): K1, *p1, k2tog; repeat from * to last st, k1 (28 sts)
Row 11 (Decrease): K1, *k2tog; repeat from * to last st, k1 (15 sts)
Row 13 (Decrease): K1, *k2tog; repeat from * across (8 sts)
Row 14: Purl across.
Cut yarn, leaving a long yarn tail. Thread tail through remaining sts and pull to gather. Sew the side seam. Make and attach Pom Pom. Weave in ends.

Easy Flat Knit Cable Hat
Easy Flat Knit Cable Hat

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