Flappy Cabler hat - knitting pattern

A graceful Hat, with a lovely drape and offset cables. The ear-flaps are optional, and instructions are included for a pixie or regular crown. This pattern is worked top down and in the round, and is provided in written format with a chart for the cable stitch repeat.

Skills required: Knit and purl stitches, Knitting in the round, Increase & decrease techniques, Basic cables

Gauge: 16sts to 10cm/4inches


  • Illustrated knitting pattern
  • Metric and imperial measurements
  • Sizes to fit 18 (20, 22) inches, 45.5 (50.5, 56) cm (Finished size 16.75 (18, 19.25) inches, 42.5 (45.5, 49) cm)
  • Written & charted instructions, illustrated tutorials for I-cords and cabling without a needle

Materials you need at home:

  • 173m/190yds worsted weight yarn (sample shown in Lambs Pride Worsted)
  • Set 5mm DPN’s
  • Tapestry needle
  • Stitch markers as necessary
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