Category: Little Cables Hat

Little Cables Hat, now with larger size

Remember my Little Cables Hat pattern? Rose Red has written a pattern for the adult version of the hat, and I’ve incorporated it to my original pattern. So you can go and get both patterns here. Thanks, Rose Red!

Adult size and baby size

Adult and baby hats side by side, picture courtesy of Rose Red

Little Cables Hat

Some people asked about the pattern for the little cables hat that I made here. And now I had finally got around to writing it down! Let me know if you have any questions, or if anything is unclear. This is the first time I’ve written a pattern, so go easy on me 🙂 If you make one let me know, I’d love to see it. I’d appreciate feedback too.

UPDATE: Rose Red had written an adult version of this hat, I’ve added it to the pattern below. Thanks, Rose Red!!

Little cables

Little cables close up

Adult size and baby size

Adult and baby hats side by side, picture courtesy of Rose Red

Sizes: Baby (approx. 0-6 months, to fit head circumference up to 40cm / 16 inches), and Adult. The numbers for Adult size are given inside round brackets in the pattern.

Baby Size
Gauge: 24 sts x 32 rows to 10cm/4” in stockinette in the round

Materials:
Debbie Bliss Baby Cashmerino, or any 4 ply/Sport weight yarn, 1 ball.
3.25mm (US 3) double-pointed needles or circulars, or size to get gauge.
A cable needle or spare DPN.

Adult Size
Gauge: 22 sts x 28 rows over 10cm/4” in stockinette in the round

Materials:
Any 8 ply/DK weight yarn, approx 1.5 x 50g balls.
4mm (US 6) double-pointed needles or circulars, or size to get gauge.
A cable needle or spare DPN.

Stitches:
C4B: Slip 2 stitches to a cable needle, hold to the back. Knit 2 stitches from left needle, and then knit the 2 stitches from cable needle.

Directions:

Using circulars or DPNs, cast on 80 (112) stitches. Place marker to note beginning of round and join.

Ribbing
Work 6 (8) rounds of 1×1 ribbing as follows: *k1, p1, repeat from * to end.
Note: Alternatively you can do 2×2 ribbing, as follows: *k2, p2, repeat from * to end.

Increase row (for Baby size only)
[m1, k20] 4 times. 4 stitches increased. Total 84 stitches.

All sizes
**
K all stitches for 8 (7) rounds.

Next round: [C4B, k10] 6 (8) times.

K all stitches for 2 rounds.

Next round: [C4B, k10] 6 (8) times.
***

K all stitches for 8 (7) rounds.

Next round: K7, [C4B, k10] 5 (7) times, C4B, k3.

K all stitches for 2 rounds.

Next round: K7, [C4B, k10] 5 (7) times, C4B, k3.

Repeat the directions marked between ** and *** above.

K all stitches for 1 round.

Little Cables Hat

Baby hat

Decreasing

Next round: K8, [k2tog, k12] 5 (7) times, k2tog, k4. Total 78 (104) stitches.

K all stitches for 1 round.

Next round: K7, [k2tog, k11] 5 (7) times, k2tog, k4. Total 72 (96) stitches.

K all stitches for 1 round.

Next round: K6, [k2tog, k10] 5 (7) times, k2tog, k4. Total 66 (88) stitches.

K all stitches for 1 (0) round.

Next round: K5, [k2tog, k9] 5 (7) times, k2tog, k4. Total 60 (80) stitches.

Next round: K4, [k2tog, k8] 5 (7) times, k2tog, k4. Total 54 (72) stitches.

Next round: K3, [k2tog, k7] 5 (7) times, k2tog, k4. Total 48 (64) stitches.

Next round: K2, [k2tog, k6] 5 (7) times, k2tog, k4. Total 42 (56) stitches.

Next round: K1, [k2tog, k5] 5 (7) times, k2tog, k4. Total 36 (48) stitches.

For Adult size only:
Next round: [K2tog, k4] 7 times, Total 40 stitches.

Next round: [K2tog, k3] 7 times, Total 32 stitches.

All sizes:
Next round: *K2tog. Repeat from * around. Total 18 (16) stitches.

Next round: *K2tog. Repeat from * around. Total 9 (8) stitches.

Cut yarn, thread through remaining 9 (8) stitches, gather and tie off. Weave in ends. Add pompom. Or not.

From the top

Baby hat, view from the top

Adult sized hat modelled

Adult hat modeled by Rose Red’s hubby, picture courtesy of Rose Red

Winging it

The baby hat has been finished, blocked, and gifted. Tada!

Little cables hat

Pattern: My own. Also known as the “figure it out as I go” pattern. Added: Pattern is now here.

Yarn: Debbie Bliss Baby Cashmerino colour #340202 (baby blue), less than 1 ball.
Needles: 3.25mm DPNs.

Well, not too shabby I’d say. At first I was just going for a plain stockinette hat. Then I thought about adding those little cables just to add a bit of interest to it.

Little cables

And on the sewing front, I made this bag for Annette to take to créche. I made her this little bag a while ago, which she loves, but now I realise that it’s getting too small for the stuff that needs to be in the bag. It would fit a lunch box and a water bottle, but no space for say, raincoat or change of clothes. Hence this new bag.

Boxed bag

The idea for this bag started with me seeing this trim box tutorial by Melissa from all buttoned up, and then seeing this boxed bag in her archives, and a plan was hatched. I basically just followed the trim box tutorial, minus the Timtex, adjusted the dimensions (this bag is about 25cm long, 20cm wide, and 25cm high, or 10 x 8 x 10 inches), and added front pocket and straps.

I’m very pleased with the bag, even though there are lots of room for improvement.

Close up

This hand stitching on the felt took me longer than putting the rest of the bag together.

Opened

And whoops, rather flimsy sides! It’s ok, actually, but next time I might consider using some interfacing.

Boxed bag