I’ve gone back and forth about whether I should post this or not, because this pattern is so closely related to someone else’s pattern. I’m fuzzy on how many changes you have to make before a pattern is considered “yours”…but there have been quite a few requests for these, and the original pattern was free, and I did make quite a few changes…so, witout further ado…

Cabled Baby Hats

Mad props to the SweaterBabe, whose own cabled beanie pattern inspired these variations.

Size: Newborn, Preemie (shown)

Supplies:

  • one skein Debbie Bliss Cashmerino Aran (newborn) or Baby Cashmerino (preemie)
  • needles: US8 (newborn) or US3 (preemie); two 16″ circs, or one 16″ circ and a set of DPNS (or a big long one if you do magic loop)
  • cable needle
  • tapestry needle (for finishing)

Gauge: oops, I’m not sure. (Relax, they’re baby hats.)

Instructions for Five-Cable Hat:

CO 80 sts, pm, and join to work in the round.

Work 6 rounds of 2X2 ribbing.

R 7-9: *K6, P2* around
R 10: *K6, p2, C6F, P2* around
R 11-17: *K6, P2*
R 18: *K6, p2, C6F, P2* around
R 19-25: *K6, P2*

Now, the decrease rows start….
(switch to two circs or DPNs when it gets too small to fit on the 16″ needle)

R 26: *SSK, K2, K2tog, P2, C6F, P2* (70 sts)
R 27: *K4, P2, K6, P2*
R 28: *SSK, K2tog, P2, K6, P2* (60 sts)
R 29: *K2, P2, K6, P2*
R 30: *K2tog, P2, K6, P2* (55 sts)
R 31: *K1, P2, K6, P2*
R 32: *K1, P2tog, K6, P2tog* (45 sts)
R 33: *K1, P1, SSK, K2, K2tog, P1* (35 sts)
R 34: *K1, P1, SSK, K2tog, P1* (25 sts)
R 35: *K1, P1, K2tog, P1* (20 sts)
R 36: *K2tog* (10 sts)

Pull yarn through remaining sts with a tapestry needle. Pull through to inside, and weave in all ends.

Instructions for Ten-Cable Hat:

CO 80 sts, pm, and join to work in the round.

Work 6 rounds of 2X2 ribbing. (Or 1×1, if you prefer.)

R 7-9: *K6, P2* around
R 10: *K6, p2, C6F, P2* around
R 11-13: *K6, P2*
R 14: *C6F, p2, k6, p2*
R 15-17: *K6, P2*
R 18: *K6, p2, C6F, P2* around
R 19-21: *K6, P2*
R 22: *C6F, p2, k6, p2*
R 23-25: *K6, P2*

Now, the decrease rows start….

R 26: *SSK, K2, K2tog, P2, C6F, P2* (70 sts)
R 27: *K4, P2, K6, P2*
R 28: *SSK, K2tog, P2, K6, P2* (60 sts)
R 29: *K2, P2, K6, P2*
R 30: *K2tog, P2, K6, P2* (55 sts)
R 31: *K1, P2, K6, P2*
R 32: *K1, P2tog, K6, P2tog* (45 sts)
R 33: *K1, P1, SSK, K2, K2tog, P1* (35 sts)
R 34: *K1, P1, SSK, K2tog, P1* (25 sts)
R 35: *K1, P1, K2tog, P1* (20 sts)
R 36: *K2tog* (10 sts)

Pull yarn through remaining sts with a tapestry needle. Pull through to inside, and weave in all ends.

This pattern is and always will be free! If you extra-specially love it and can’t quite find the words to say thanks, you can always give me a dollar. ;)

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