Cabled Dad Hat by Alexis Winslow

Cabled Dad Hat

March 2014
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
24 stitches and 34 rows = 4 inches
in Cabled Pattern with larger needles
US 6 - 4.0 mm
US 7 - 4.5 mm
180 yards (165 m)
fits heads 21"- 24.5"
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The Cabled Dad Hat was inspired by my own father’s desire for a basic, but classy winter hat. Admittedly, after making the hat for him, I loved it so much that I wore it for a week before handing it over. The hat looks great with the brim folded up for a classic look, or unfolded so the back of the hat slouches down.

The hat is worked circularly from the bottom up. The patterning on the hat consists of a combination of seed stitch, ribbing, and easy twisted-stitch cables. The pattern is worked from a chart.

Suggested: worsted weight 10ply
Pictured: Rowan Lima 84% baby alpaca, 8% merino wool, 8% Nylon, Color #880, 50g: 120 yds; 2 balls (180 yds used)

Ribbing: US size 6 (4 mm): 16” circular needles or set of double pointed needles (dpns)
Hat: US size 7 (4.5 mm): set of double pointed needles (dpns)

Adjust needle size to obtain stitch gauge.

24 sts and 34 rows = 4” in chart A pattern on larger needles

20″ circumference
9.5” total length

The hat is modeled here on a 22″ head, but fits heads from 21″ – 24.5″.