Weekends at the Cabin Hat by Snickerdoodle Knits

Weekends at the Cabin Hat

November 2020
DK (11 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 26 rows = 4 inches
in mountains section
US 4 - 3.5 mm
140 - 200 yards (128 - 183 m)
Child (Small Adult, Medium Adult, Large Adult)
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The Weekends at the Cabin Hat is one of five patterns in the “My Forever Home” Collection, a collection of DK weight patterns inspired my home state: Montana.

10% of pattern sale profits Nov 8 - Dec 8, 2020 will go to Montana Rescue Mission​ to help the homeless in Montana.

Main Features

  • fun, simple slipped cross cable stitch texture (that can be worked without a cable needle -- a tutorial is included)

  • works up quickly in DK weight yarn

  • worked in the round

  • includes 4 sizes from child to large adult + instructions to adjust the height of the hat

  • 2-in-1 pattern including a version for the tree motif and a version for the mountain motif

  • includes linked video tutorials for the techniques used within the pattern

  • includes written and charted instructions that have been test knit and professionally tech edited

  • includes a blog post with alternate yarn and color recommendations

Fun, simplistic, gender-neutral, and easy to wear. Weekends at the Cabin is a warm, cozy hat perfect for a weekend away in the mountains! It features crossed slipped stitches that represent the mountains and pine trees you see outside of the cabin windows.

The Weekends at the Cabin Hat is a 2-in-1 hat pattern including the option to work a mountain motif or a tree motif. It is worked in DK weight, creating a quick and cozy knit.

This pattern is worked bottom up. Learn more about the design inspiration, knitting experience, and wearing experience here.

The pattern includes separate PDF files for the mountain motif and the pine tree motif. Each PDF includes both the written and the charted instructions.

Child (Small Adult, Medium Adult, Large Adult)
Fits Head Circumference: 19 (21, 22, 23) in / 48.5 (53.5, 56, 58.5) cm
Hat Height: 8 (8.5, 9, 9.5) in / 20.5 (21.5, 23, 24.5) cm

140 (160, 180, 200) yds / 129 (147, 165, 183) m; 52 (60, 67, 74) grams DK weight yarn

Designed using Western Sky Knits Merino 17 DK in Mother Lode.

Note: This pattern was designed using a 100% wool yarn. Test knitters discovered that a heavy DK or Aran weight worked best when using a non-animal fiber.

This design was created as a collaboration with Western Sky Knits. If you have the means, I highly recommend checking out their amazing colorway options! Find color recommendations and alternate yarn suggestions here.

20 stitches, 26 rounds = 4” / 10 cm for mountains section

3.5 mm (US size 4) – or size needed to obtain gauge – circular needles, minimum 16” (40 cm) long
3.5 mm (US size 4) double pointed needles, optional
Cable needle, optional
Darning needle

Weekends at the Cabin Hat is a great hat knitting pattern for knitters of every level who are comfortable with knitting, purling, and working in the round. New-to-you techniques within this pattern may include slipped cross stitches and decreases.

If you are unfamiliar with slipped cross stitches, they are a simplistic cable - and in my tutorials I even show you how to work them without a cable needle!

All of my patterns include clear, step-by-step instructions and linked video technique tutorials that walk you through the pattern with confidence. I am also available for pattern support if you have questions.

I would like to extend a huge thank you to all of my test knitters and my tech editor for this pattern, Jekaterina Dmitrijeva.

An edit to the charted instructions for the small adult tree version of the hat was released March 10, 2021.

Please do not copy, share, or distribute this pattern, as this pattern design is property of Snickerdoodle Knits. You are welcome to sell the knits that you make using this pattern, but I do ask that you provide credit to Snickerdoodle Knits for the pattern and that you link my pattern on Ravelry when you are selling online. Thank you so much for understanding and for your support!

I am happy to help with any questions or concerns that you may have regarding the pattern. My contact information is included in the pattern.

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