Cable Crossings Hat by Sarah Wilson

Cable Crossings Hat

November 2010
Sport (12 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette
230 - 250 yards (210 - 229 m)
Adult; one size fits most
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This pattern is available as a free Ravelry download

Worked up in one of the most amazing sock yarns on the market today, this cloche-beanie hybrid presents a quick, fun knit. Unique cables draw the wide ribbed fabric in so much, you can entertain your friends and family by showing them a 40-inch cast on and telling them it’s your new hat!

Please note that the hat is not designed to cover the ears; if you wish your hat to be longer, working an extra two repeats of the cable pattern before beginning the decreases will give you about four inches of extra length, and sets you up to work the decreases as written.

Adult; one size fits most.


  • 230 yards heavy fingering weight yarn; sample shown in Sanguine Gryphon Bugga (70% superwash merino, 20% cashmere, 10% nylon, 412 yds per 4 oz skein); color: Great Purple Hairstreak
  • US 5/3.75 mm double-pointed needles
  • US 5/3.75 mm 24-inch circular needle
  • US 5/3.75 mm 16-inch circular needle OR 60-inch length for working magic loop
  • 2 cable needles
  • Stitch marker
  • Scissors
  • Blunt Needle

20 sts/32 rows = 4 inches in stockinette

Errata for the printed Woolgirl version (PDF download is correct):
Rounds 44-59 should read Rounds 44-49.
Round 31 should read: (P4, k4) to last 4 sts; place marker. This point now indicates new beginning of round.
Previous beginning of round marker is removed on Round 32.

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