First Cables Hat by Jared Flood

First Cables Hat

by Jared Flood
Knitting
March 2020
DK (11 wpi) ?
6 stitches and 24 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.

Please note: the stitch patterns used for this accessory include written as well as charted instructions.


Yarn

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

  • 2 skeins
  • Photographed in colors Seaglass (beanie) and Lovat (watchcap)

Yardage

  • Approximately 150 / 230 total yards (137 / 210 meters) of Arbor yarn required for Beanie / Watchcap

Gauge

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

Needles

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