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Friday, August 18, 2006

Cabled Baby Hats

I've gone back and forth about whether I should post this or not, because this pattern is so closely related to someone else's pattern. I'm fuzzy on how many changes you have to make before a pattern is considered "yours"...but there have been quite a few requests for these, and the original pattern was free, and I did make quite a few changes...so, witout further ado...



Cabled Baby Hats

Mad props to the SweaterBabe, whose own cabled beanie pattern inspired these variations.

Size: Newborn, Preemie (shown)

Supplies:
  • one skein Debbie Bliss Cashmerino Aran (newborn) or Baby Cashmerino (preemie)
  • needles: US8 (newborn) or US3 (preemie); two 16" circs, or one 16" circ and a set of DPNS (or a big long one if you do magic loop)
  • cable needle
  • tapestry needle (for finishing)
Gauge: oops, I'm not sure. (Relax, they're baby hats.)

Instructions for Five-Cable Hat:

CO 80 sts, pm, and join to work in the round.

Work 6 rounds of 2X2 ribbing.

R 7-9: *K6, P2* around
R 10: *K6, p2, C6F, P2* around
R 11-17: *K6, P2*
R 18: *K6, p2, C6F, P2* around
R 19-25: *K6, P2*

Now, the decrease rows start....
(switch to two circs or DPNs when it gets too small to fit on the 16" needle)

R 26: *SSK, K2, K2tog, P2, C6F, P2* (70 sts)
R 27: *K4, P2, K6, P2*
R 28: *SSK, K2tog, P2, K6, P2* (60 sts)
R 29: *K2, P2, K6, P2*
R 30: *K2tog, P2, K6, P2* (55 sts)
R 31: *K1, P2, K6, P2*
R 32: *K1, P2tog, K6, P2tog* (45 sts)
R 33: *K1, P1, SSK, K2, K2tog, P1* (35 sts)
R 34: *K1, P1, SSK, K2tog, P1* (25 sts)
R 35: *K1, P1, K2tog, P1* (20 sts)
R 36: *K2tog* (10 sts)

Pull yarn through remaining sts with a tapestry needle. Pull through to inside, and weave in all ends.


Instructions for Ten-Cable Hat:

CO 80 sts, pm, and join to work in the round.

Work 6 rounds of 2X2 ribbing. (Or 1x1, if you prefer.)

R 7-9: *K6, P2* around
R 10: *K6, p2, C6F, P2* around
R 11-13: *K6, P2*
R 14: *C6F, p2, k6, p2*
R 15-17: *K6, P2*
R 18: *K6, p2, C6F, P2* around
R 19-21: *K6, P2*
R 22: *C6F, p2, k6, p2*
R 23-25: *K6, P2*

Now, the decrease rows start....

R 26: *SSK, K2, K2tog, P2, C6F, P2* (70 sts)
R 27: *K4, P2, K6, P2*
R 28: *SSK, K2tog, P2, K6, P2* (60 sts)
R 29: *K2, P2, K6, P2*
R 30: *K2tog, P2, K6, P2* (55 sts)
R 31: *K1, P2, K6, P2*
R 32: *K1, P2tog, K6, P2tog* (45 sts)
R 33: *K1, P1, SSK, K2, K2tog, P1* (35 sts)
R 34: *K1, P1, SSK, K2tog, P1* (25 sts)
R 35: *K1, P1, K2tog, P1* (20 sts)
R 36: *K2tog* (10 sts)

Pull yarn through remaining sts with a tapestry needle. Pull through to inside, and weave in all ends.

13 Comments:

Anonymous Candace said...

Thanks Julie!

I love the gauge!

7:25 PM  
Blogger Sharon G. said...

Yay! thanks for this - it's getting bookmarked!

8:23 PM  
Blogger Meredith said...

Cute hats! Thanks for the pattern.

10:06 PM  
Blogger Carmell said...

yes i will be making more... but they won't look as good as yours!!! thanks for posting.

11:18 AM  
Blogger sara_jayne said...

Thanks for these Julie - they will get used I promise!

11:13 AM  
Blogger Whimsical Knitting said...

Thanks for sharing your patterns!

12:26 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

wow. this is wonderful. i think that it's a great idea!!!!!!!!!

9:11 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Love the pattern!

8:24 AM  
Anonymous Karen said...

I just finished making the Ten Cable hat. It's adorable--thank you!

10:44 AM  
Anonymous Karen said...

I also enjoyed making the baby version so much that I modified it for an adult head...mine! I used Debbie Bliss dk cashmerino, size 4 needles, and 18 cables instead of 10. Came out beautifully. :o)

3:27 PM  
Anonymous Debora said...

These hats are beautiful! I am 2 months pregnant and I am looking forward to my new little one wearing these cuties. Thanks!

11:29 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Love the baby cabled hats. Just 2 questions, when casting on what is "pm" ? Also Row 10, what does "C6F" mean? Much thanks.
Sandi

10:58 AM  
Anonymous Julie said...

Sandi,

pm = place marker (so you know where the beginning of the round is)

C6F = slip 3 sts to cable needle and hold in front of the work. K3, then K3 from the cable needle.

Happy knitting! :)

12:42 PM  

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