Chunky Horseshoe Cable Knit Hat Knitting Pattern

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Made in Cromer, United Kingdom

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Autumn is all about cosy knits and autumn leaves, this cable knit hat gives a soft, warm, and stretchy hat with a beautiful, intricate cable design. Pom-poms are all the rage and add a great flare to your project, alternatively this hat works well on its own as a slouchy beanie.

I like to add a little extra length to my hats to get a slouchy look, you can adjust the length of your hat to make it as long or as short as you are comfortable with. I have highlighted in the pattern instructions where you can alter the length of your hat.

This pattern uses knit, purl, and cable stitches and is knit in the round. I like to knit in the round as that means no seams to sew but, if you prefer to knit flat and then sew up the seam, you can use regular knitting needles just make sure to purl the even rows.

What you will need:
- 1 x 5mm, 40cm circular needles
- 1 x 5.5mm, 40cm circular needles
- 1 x set of 5.5mm double pointed needles
- 100g chunky wool available here:
- 1 x pompom of your choice!
- Crochet hook / large blunt needle for weaving in the ends

* if you chose to increases the size of the hat you will need to increase the amount of wool accordingly

k – knit
p – purl
cn – cable needle
C6F – slip 3 stitches to the cn hold in front of work, knit 3, knit 3 from the cn
C6B – slip 3 stitches to the cn hold in back of work, knit 3, knit 3 from the cn
k2tog - knit two stitches together
ssk – slip two stitches knitwise, one at a time, to the right hand needle, insert the left hand needle into both stitches and knit the two stitches together
p2tog – purl two stitches together
dpn - double pointed needle(s)
m1 – make one stitch
st – stitch(es)

The ribbing measures 9 rows and 4 stitches per 5cm (2”) square.

The cable pattern is knit over 16 stitches and 6 rows, this measures 2.5cm (1”) tall by 9cm (3.5”) wide.

My finished hat measures 21cm (8.5”) tall (not including the pompom) and 20cm (16”) around when laid flat (i.e. not stretched).

Comments, Questions & Queries
If you have any questions about this pattern or any of the techniques mentioned please do not hesitate to contact me. I would love to hear from you and I am more than happy to answer any questions that you have.

If you have any problems with the pattern please contact me and I will do my best to resolve the problem straight away.

You can contact me on Etsy or via email at SarahJane [!at]

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