Free unisex cable hat pattern

Knit this toasty hat by Rico Design, free as part of UK Hand Knitting's Commit to Knit charity campaign, to help someone keep warm on a cold night.

Free unisex cable hat pattern

Knit warm clothing for those in need with this free hat pattern. UK Hand Knitting have brought it to you as part of their Commit to Knit campaign, which encourages knitters to make items for charity.


Warm hats are always welcome items of clothing when it’s chilly, and Rico Design’s unisex pattern has a ribbed brim to make it extra snug. The cables create a lovely texture, and once you’ve mastered the cabling pattern the hat will knit up quickly. Finish it with a jaunty pompom.

These hats can be donated to the Mission to Seafarers, which cares for merchant seafarers from around the world, working in 200 ports in over 15 countries with its global network of chaplains, staff and volunteers. The charity’s Flying Angel centres provide a ‘home away from home’ for seafarers who have been working for several months on container ships, and it also offers help, advice and support.

One of the Mission’s remits is to pass on warm clothing to those in need, and so it would like to receive knitted or crocheted balaclavas, scarves, gloves and hats in any colours. For more details, click here. You can find this and more charity patterns in the Commit to Knit supplement from issue 147 of Simply Knitting.

You will need:

Rico Design, Essentials Merino DK, (100% wool, 50g/120m), 2 balls of Burgundy (009)

A pair of 3¼mm needles

A pair of 4mm needles

A cable needle

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.


Unisex cable hat pattern PDF