I love hats.  Since learning to knit, I’ve become a collector.  I recently noticed that I have tons of lace hats, tons of beanies, tons of slouches, but not one hat with cables.  Instead of dwelling on it, I decided to fix my problem.  The result is a nice thick hat that is as visually interesting as it is warm.

Eight small cables twist up the body of the hat before tapering off like vines, while larger panels accented with moss stitch weave in and out before opening up to form the bloom covering the top of the hat.  There are no cables in the decrease rows, which take up most of the body of the hat.  The whole thing looks way more complicated than it really is!

By knitting more or fewer of the pattern rows and through the magic of blocking, the hat can be imagined as a snug beanie, a light slouch or a giant tam.  I’ve added all three to my hat collection, and I’m sure one of these versions could use a place in yours!

Suggested yarn:

Cascade Yarns Cascade 220

Yarn weight:

Worsted (9 wpi)


21 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches

Needle size:

US 6 – 4.0 mm


220 yards (201 m)

Sizes available:

short, medium, long

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