Pylon Cable Ribbed Hat by Elise Lopez

Pylon Cable Ribbed Hat

March 2019
Super Bulky (5-6 wpi) ?
10 stitches and 10 rows = 4 inches
in 10 stitches over 10 rows in stockinette measures 4x5 x 5"
US 13 - 9.0 mm
80 - 86 yards (73 - 79 m)
one size fits most
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Beginning with an off-beat ribbing pattern that is then worked into thin cables up through the crown, Pylon is is a modern oversized take on a classic ribbed hat design. And since it calls for a category 6/super bulky weight yarn Pylon knits up quickly, satisfying that “instant gratification” itch that I know I feel on the regular.

Not to mention, Pylon is an attractive unisex knit with just the right amount of slouch. The easy but interesting and repetitive cable design makes for a meditative knit that is fun for beginning or seasoned knitters.


1 skein category 6 super bulky yarn

recommended: Loops & Threads Lush Alpaca in Gray
Lion Brand Wool Ease Thick & Quick


Size US 13 (9mm) circular or double-pointed needles


Tapestry needle for finishing


10 stitches over 10 rows in stockinette measures 4.5 x 5”

Finished Dimensions

Completed hat measures approximately 9” W x 10” H

Special Skills

Knit and purl stitch, following written or charted cable instructions, simple k2T decreases

Pattern includes both written and charted instructions