Cabled Hat – Free Knitting Pattern & KAL – Week ONE

My very first time hosting a KAL (knit along)

I will be officially hosting this knit along with my Ravelry Group:

Is up to you if you decide to participate or not, but I will be gifting patterns to the participants, so maybe that will make it worth your time to post your photos in the group.

I will also draw one or two participants who post on Instagram using the hashtag #craftytutskal

Cabled Hat – Free Knitting Pattern & KAL – Week ONE

Skill level: Intermediate

Gauge: 28 st by 24 rows = 4 in (10 cm) in cable pattern repeat (after blocking)
21 st by 32 rows in stockinette st. (after blocking)

Tutorial: Swatching for Circular Gauge

Stitches used and abbreviations:

CO = Cast On

K = Knit   

P = Purl   

K2tog = Knit two together

P2tog = Purl two together.

SSK = Slip slip knit

St/sts = stitch/stitches

BO = Bind Off

Cable 2/2 L (slip 2 st on cable needle & hold in front, knit 2 from left needle, knit 2 from cable needle)

Rep = Repeat

Yarn: Lion Brand Mandala – 100% acrylic, 590 yards (540 meters)/150 g – Colorway: Spirit

Yardage: 100 (120, 140, 160)

Suggested Needle: US #6 (4.00 mm) 16” circular, Double Pointed Needles. Or Large circular needles to use with the magic loop method

Sizes: Baby, Toddler/Child, Teen/Adult Small, Adult Large

To Fit: 16, (18, 20, 22) in/ 40 (46, 50, 56) cm head

Mandala Yarn knitting

Pattern To test Gauge:

Tutorial: Swatching for Circular Gauge

CO 28 sts

Rnd 1 to 5: P2, k4, p1
Rnd 6: P2, cable 2/2 L, p1

Repeat rounds 1 to 6 until you have 24 rounds.

Wet block and measure gauge.

Join me next week for the continuation of this pattern, but if you don’t want to wait, or have to work from this format, you can buy the  PDF version from my Ravelry store here: Cabled Hat

Update: Week two is now live: Cabled Hat – Free Knitting Pattern & KAL – Week TWO


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