This classic Twist Cable Hat Knitting Pattern is made modern with a fun faux fur pom pom on top! Your baby or toddler will be ready for winter with this cute cabled baby hat!
My new Twist Cable Hat knitting pattern is here and it is so CUTE! I think you’ve probably noticed that cozy knit hats with big faux fur pom poms on top are really in right now so I thought I’d write up a pattern for one for you guys to make your own for your little snow bunnies!
I know cables are one of those knitting things that freak people out. You guys, honestly, they are NOT hard at all. I promise.
You can watch one video online and you’ll understand how they work. They just sound hard. And I think that prevents a lot of people from even trying them. Go ahead, give them a go on a little swatch at least once!
And psst! If you don’t have a cable needle, don’t panic, you can totally use an extra DPN to hold the extra stitches instead. I do that most of the time and it’s just fine. And one less supply to try and find in my messy office!
Anyway, back to the Twist Cable Hat knitting pattern. I am so happy with the way the twisted cables taper at the top of this hat. I really wanted it to have a pom pom, but rest assured, even without the pom pom, the cables at the top of this hat are gorgeous!
If you make a cabled baby hat, make sure you share it with me on Ravelry so I can see!
Tips and Tricks for Knitting Cables
- Take it slow
- Make sure you slip the stitches from the regular needle to the cable needle or stitch holder PURLWISE so they don’t get twisted.
- If you are worried about dropping stitches, invest in a nice cable needle to hold the stitches in front or back of your work. Cable needles have a little divot in the middle to keep loose stitches from sliding off. Wood or bamboo cable needles will be even less slippery than metal or plastic.
- If you are REALLY worried about dropping stitches or are working very complex cables (not this project) invest in a u-shaped stitch holder so you can really make sure those stitches stay put.
- If you don’t have a cable needle, you can put your extra stitches on a spare double pointed knitting needle (DPN) and hold that in front of or behind your work.
- The cable needle or dpn do not need to match the size of your project needles exactly, as long as they are the same size or smaller, you will be fine.
- When it is time to work the stitches on the cable needle, knit them directly from the cable needle or dpn, you don’t really need to transfer them back to your regular needle, that’s just an extra step that takes more time.
Twist Cable Hat Knitting Pattern
includes Sizes 0-3 months, 6 months, 12 months, 2T+
Gauge: 22 stitches = 4 inches in cable pattern
Twist Cable Hat Knitting Pattern Supply List:
Faux Fur Pom Pom (the exact set I used are no longer available, these are as similar as I could find)
Sewing needle and thread
(If you need help, my favorite knitting reference book for everyone from beginners to advanced knitters is THIS ONE!)
This cute pattern is available for sale only. When you purchase this pattern, you’ll get an instant download PDF pattern in a few nicely formatted easy-to-print pages that includes written instructions and step by step photos. This pattern is available in my Etsy shop or on Ravelry where it will also be permanently stored in your Ravelry pattern library.
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