First Cables Hat by Jared Flood

First Cables Hat

March 2020
DK (11 wpi) ?
24 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches
in 8 rounds per inch; exact row gauge is not critical
US 6 - 4.0 mm
US 4 - 3.5 mm
150 - 230 yards (137 - 210 m)
20" (51 cm) circumference; 8¼"(21 cm) length
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Dive right into your first cable project with this instructional and playful BT by Brooklyn Tweed pattern. We purposefully designed the First Cables Hat for new cable knitters, complete with clear explanations and easy charted and written instructions. This timeless design features basic stitches, simple shaping and an approachable 4-stitch cable cross and can be knit into a classic beanie or watchcap style. Five fun variations are included in the pattern’s downloadable companion, making this a chameleon project that will hold your interest long after you have mastered cable knitting.

This pattern is part of our BT by Brooklyn Tweed pattern line; a collection of skill-accessible knitting patterns written in a concise, visually appealing way. Each pattern offers a beginner-friendly entry point into the larger world of Brooklyn Tweed yarns and patterns. Projects you make from BT by Brooklyn Tweed will be straightforward to knit and fun to wear!

Explore the pattern: First Cables Hat Spotlight Video


Hat is worked in the round from the bottom up.


Brooklyn Tweed Arbor — 100% American Targhee Wool (145 yards / 132 meters per 50 grams)

  • 2 skeins
  • Photographed in colors Seaglass (beanie), Lovat (watchcap), Mesa (beanie with pom), Fleet (watchcap), and Potion (beanie)


Brooklyn Tweed Dapple (60% Merino Wool, 40% Organic Cotton; 165 yards/151 meters per 50 grams)

  • 2 skeins


  • Approximately 150 / 230 total yards (137 / 210 meters) of Arbor yarn required for Beanie / Watchcap
  • Approximately 154 / 237 yards (141 / 217 meters) of Dapple yarn required for Beanie / Watchcap


  • 6 stitches per inch / 24 stitches per 4” (10 cm)
  • 8 rounds per inch; exact row gauge is not critical


16” (41 cm) circular needle

  • Suggested size US 6 (4 mm)

Double pointed needles

  • In same size as 16” circular above
  • Suggested size US 6 (4 mm)

Smaller 16” circular (for brim)

  • 1-3 sizes smaller than main needle
  • Suggested size US 4 (3.5mm)

Finished Dimensions

  • 20” (51 cm) circumference; 8¼“(21 cm) length

Tutorials for all special techniques listed below are included in the pattern:

  • Companion PDF
  • 1x1 Rib Cabled Cast On (Video)
  • Cabling w/o a Cable Needle (Video)
  • Reading Charts
  • Wet Blocking

Skill Level
1 out of 5: Beginner