Cable Hat Knitting Patterns
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These patterns are not my designs but links to other designers who have generously shared their patterns. If you have questions about how to knit a specific pattern, please contact the designer directly.
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Free Knitting Patterns
Blue Waves Hat
Cable hat knit in the round in DK yarn. Designed by JoannaN Designs
Cable hat by Agata Smektala can be knit slouchy or beanie style. Pictured project by enyo
Lattice Look Beanie
Cable hat in two sizes. Designed by by Timothy Peters for Red Heart.
A mixture of sizes and types of cables add interest to this beanie by Margo Snyder.
Once Upon a Time: Emma’s Dreamy Hat
Erica Harbin’s cabled beanie is a reproduction of the hat Emma wore in the Dreamy episode of Once Upon a Time. Pictured project by AnnaKristine86
Earflap Hat and Matching Sweater
Aran cable patterns inspired this set by Patons.
Knotted Rib Hat
Cabled beanie rated easy by Ravelrers. Designed by Cheryl Beckerich for Cascade Yarns.
Chunky Cable And Rib Knit Hat
Great beginner cable pattern and a quick knit in bulky yarn.
Brimmed hat in one size. Use the top of a whipped cream container for the brim. Pictured project by knitkolic.
The twisted stitches in this unisex beanie can be made with or without cable needles. Designed by Marjorie Dussaud
Sarah Pope’s stylish hat features a honeycomb cable band,a slouchy crown in fisherman’s rib topped with a pompom, and a button fastening that can be worn open in back, closed on the side, or in any other way you like.
Cabled Slouchy Beret
Allyson Dykhuizen’s hat can be knit in bulky yarn or two strands of worsted held together. The cables make it stretchy and slouchier.
Cabled Ski Bonnet
Lacey Volk’s Neon Ski Bonnet features and cabled band and smocked crown.
Patterns for Purchase
Song of Peace Hat
Slouchy hat features a cable brim. Sizes included for 6 years to adult.
Cable Pompom Hat
Quick knit in super bulky yarn.
The unisex Bartek features multiple cable bands in varied width and one large cable twist that runs vertically up the side.
Song of Love Hat
This richly textured slouchy hat features a simple basketweave cable brim. Sizes included for 6 years to adult.
Cable Brim Slouchy Hat
Knits up quickly in about 3-4 hours with super bulky yarn.
Meg Swansen’s beanie is actually a sampler of twisted stitch knitting with simple twisted rib, twisted cables, double helix-like motifs, and elaborate lattice braids! Pictured project by catonmylap
Fast knit in super bulky yarn. The fluffy lining of this cozy ear flap hat is knitted separately and popped inside with a simple whipstitch. The easy pompoms are made with fake fur. Full tutorial.
Terry is a knitting late-bloomer, learning to knit as an adult from Internet tutorials, because she wanted a craft that was useful, fun, and portable. Knitting hats for cancer patients inspired her to design her own patterns—available for free at her blog, intheloopknitting.com. Terry met her husband Ken at a science fiction convention and moved to the Kansas City area to be with him more than 30 years ago. Terry supports her yarn stash by creating websites and other digital media. Terry firmly believes in Knitting in Public—it's a great conversation starter!