Knitted Cable Hats with Pom-Poms

It's been a busy winter so far with me knitting hats! Ever since I have found the PremKnits cable hat pattern, I've been trying different versions. See the hats on my new video:

Hats made with Caron Simply Soft

Since double strands of Caron Simply Soft is still not chunky (5), which is needed for this pattern, I needed to improvise. Size 13 needles gave me too loose of a fabric, so I took the needle size down to size 10 (lavender and mauve hats). I used size 11 for the red/black hat, but prefer size 10. In order to use size 10, I needed to add a cable pattern of 14 stitches. In the end to get a roomy hat (mauve hat with Christmas ornament), I added 2 cables, casting on 76 stitches and increasing to 112.

Hat made with Patons Roving Wool

The hat above was knitted with Patons Roving Wool. I love this yarn! It is 100% wool and is so soft. I modified the pattern by casting 70 stitches onto 10 1/2 needles and increasing to 98 stitches making 7 cables.


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