Free cable hat knitting pattern

Kirstie McLeod's pattern only takes one skein of yarn, so spoil yourself with a new hat!

Free cable hat pattern

Using just 100g of aran-weight yarn, this hat is ideal if you need to knit a gift in a hurry, or if you want a pretty accessory for yourself. Cascade 220 is 100% Peruvian highland wool, so it’s very warm and will hold its shape well.


If you’re a new knitter, you should be able to knit this hat. Working in the round on a circular needle is quite a simple process, and you’ll always have the right side of the cables facing you, which should make it easy to spot if you make a mistake. Experienced knitters will whip up the hat in no time.

You might want to use a stitch marker to show where the round begins.
Designer Kirstie McLeod

This pattern was first published in Simply Knitting magazine issue 75.

Cable hat back

You will need:

  • One skein of Cascade 220 (100% wool, 100g/200m) in shade Purple (8901)
  • A 4½mm circular knitting needle
  • Three buttons

Download your free pattern:

To download your free knitting pattern, click on the link below and it will open in a new window. You can then save the pattern.

Cable hat pattern PDF

Note: there is a correction to this pattern. The “4th dec round” should read:


4th dec round: *K1, P1, K2, k2tog, P1; rep from * to end of round. [54 (60: 66) sts]

Cable hat pattern