No, you're not having deja-vu. You have seen this hat before. (Mostly.) Last October I posted patterns for both a crocheted Cabled Crown Beanie and a knitted Cabled Crown Beanie. But I was never quite happy with how the knit version worked out. I've since learned that when adapting a crochet pattern into a knit pattern, it needs a little bit of a different approach; the stitches behave differently. So I decided to revisit the knit version and I'm happy to announce that the new and improved version is now ready!
Most of this pattern is the same, with some minor but crucial tweaks. I removed the extra columns and increased the width of the cable in order to make the cable the unobstructed star of the show. I also made the hat less slouchy (but you can easily adjust the pattern to make it slouchier again if that's your preference). Just in case anyone prefers the old version, I'll leave the pattern up. And if you've purchased the ad free printable PDF version of the old pattern, be sure to check Craftsy for a pattern update that will include the instructions for the new version as well.
Like the earlier version, this hat is knit sideways and then seamed up. So if you don't know how to knit in the round, this hat is still totally doable! Now let's take a look at the pattern.
You can find an ad-free, printable PDF version of the pattern on Ravelry (that also includes to original version of the pattern).
st(s) = stitch(es)
k = knit st
p = purl st
c8f = cable 8 forward (slip 4 sts onto the cable holder and move it to the front, knit the next 4 sts, then knit the 4 sts on the cable holder)
RS = right side
WS = wrong side
2" = 8 sts, 2" = 10 rows
Cast on 35 sts
Row 1: (RS) p18, k8, p2, k7 (35)
Row 2: (WS) p7, k2, p8, k18 (35)
Row 3: (RS) p18, k8, p9 (35)
Row 4: (WS) k9, p8, k18 (35)
Row 5: (RS) p18, c8f, p2, k7 (35)
Row 6: Repeat row 2
Row 7: Repeat row 3
Row 8: Repeat row 4
Row 9: Repeat row 1
Row 10: Repeat row 2
Row 11: Repeat row 3
Row 12: Repeat row 4
Row 13: Repeat row 5
Rows 14-91: Repeat rows 6-13 eleven times
Rows 92-94: Repeat rows 2-4
Cast off, leaving an extra long yarn tail.
Using the yarn tail and the tapestry needle, seam up the short ends of the hat to form a tube.
Then thread the yarn tail through the stitches along the top of the hat and pull taut to close (just like closing up a drawstring bag).
This will probably leave you with a small hole at the top. Finish sewing it shut using the yarn tail and then fasten off. I like to sew the final hole closed from the inside of the hat to help keep things as neat as possible.
If you'd like to add a pompom, you can sew one on now. I added a large faux fur pompom to mine that snaps on and off for easy washing. Weave in remaining ends.
Your cabled crown beanie is now ready and prettier than ever! I've been wearing mine daily and I love it. I hope you like it too! If you have any questions or comments about this hat, you can reach me in the comments section below or on social media. And if you'd like an ad-free printable PDF version, you can find one on Ravelry that includes both versions of the beanie.
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