Saturday, October 14, 2006

Kisses and Hugs Cabled Hat


I call this the Kisses and Hugs hat because the cables look like x's and o's. It's meant to be a very close fitting hat. It is knit on straight needle with a seam sewn up the back. The cable pattern in very easy and is so much fun to watch develop! Plus it knits up fast. I knit it while watching a boring baseball game with my dad. It is a free pattern so long as it is used for personal use only. Make it for yourself or for a gift but do not sell these hats. Enjoy the pattern.

Materials:
Worsted weight yarn
Size 8 Straight Needles
Darning needle
Cable needle or dpn
optional: for some people it might prove helpful to place markers every 12 sts, so you would needle stitch markers.

To make the hat:
Cast on 84 stitches
Do 1-1.5 inches of K1, P1 ribbing

R1 & 3: *K2, P8, K2* repeat from * to * around
R2: *P2, K8, P2* repeat from * to * around
R4: *P2, slip next 2 sts to dpn and hold in back, K2, then K2 sts from dpn. Slip next 2 sts to dpn and hold in front, K2, K2 from dpn, P2* repeat from * to * around
R5 & 7: *K2, P8, K2* repeat from * to * around
R6: *P2, K8, P2* repeat from * to * around
R8: *P2, slip 2 sts to dpn and hold in front, K2, then K2 from dpn, slip next 2 sts to dpn and hold in back, K2, then K2 from dpn, P2* repeat from * to * around
R9-12: Repeat rows 5-8
R13-16: Repeat rows 1-4

Repeat these 16 rows once more for a total of 2 repetitions, then do only Row one once more. Finish by following the decrease rows.

DecR1: *K10, K2tog* repeat from * to * around
DecR2: *P9, P2tog* repeat from * to * around
DecR3: *K8, K2tog* repeat from * to * around
DecR4: *P7, P2tog* repeat from * to * around
DecR5: *K6, K2tog* repeat from * to * around
DecR6: *P5, P2tog* repeat from * to * around
DecR7: *K4, K2tog* repeat from * to * around
DecR8: *P3, P2tog* repeat from * to * around
DecR9: *K2, K2tog* repeat from * to * around
DecR10: *P1, P2tog* repeat from * to * around
DecR11: *K2tog* repeat from * to * around

Slip all remaining sts to other needle. Cut yarn leaving long tail to sew up seam. One by one slip sts off needle and onto the darning needle. Draw up tight. Then carefully sew side seam, and weave in ends! Voila! A beautiful kisses and hugs hat!!!!
If you like send pictures to hellokittygirly1986@yahoo.com

17 comments:

g-girl said...

i got lucky and found this pattern! very cute and great color too!

Kody May said...

Thanks and thanks for commenting. It's nice to know who's out there

Dove Knits said...

Wow, I made a hat very similar to this one just a month ago! Great minds, huh?

RugbyGirlMD said...

I actually found this cable in a book I have and knitted it into the back of fingerless gloves for my mom...She trains dogs so needs her fingertips exposed.

I'm gonna grab the hat pattern since it matches...

Thanks a ton....saves me the time of designing it!

zina said...

I just finished making this in dark green and I made it a bit longer and now my husband is wearing it and he loves it! Thanks and Happy New Year!

Anonymous said...

Hi KM Yours hats are really adorable. I hope to make this one for a friend recovering from cancer. I think she'll LOVE it. Happy Knitting!!! zndzmom

Saira said...

Hi Kody May, I made this hat for my daughter and she loves it. I hope you don't mind but I have added a link to it on Ravelry.

Anonymous said...

Jenn said,

Kody May! Thank you, Thank You, Thank you, for a great, fun, easy to knit pattern! I'm going to have one in every color...

Anonymous said...

why do I have 1 atitch left over after ribbing on row one to start row 3? PGW@msn.com

Anonymous said...

why do I have 1 atitch left over after ribbing on row one to start row 3? PGW@msn.com

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much for all of your patterns. A lot of people (including myself) really appreciate and enjoy them!!!! : )

Anonymous said...

Dear Kody May,
Thank you so much for a gorgeous pattern! I love this pattern so much, I would like to make a matching neck warmer. Would you please tell me how many stitches I would need for a neck warmer?
Thank you, Sincerely Laura

Anonymous said...

OH MY GOSH! These hats are gorgeous! They are oh-so-pretty and REEEAAALLLLYYYYYYY easy to knit. I suggest to EVERYONE that wants to make a hat to make THIS hat. Kody May is an absolute GENUIS!!!

Anonymous said...

Dear KM,
I love your hats so much! Thankyou for posting this! I fortunetly stumbled across this lovely pattern and did it and it turned out beuatifully. I'm going to make so many more for friends and fam. Thankyou and Thankyou again. I just can't thank you enough. Lucky that your hat pattern was on the link http://www.dailyknitter.com/patternsdetail.php?type=HA huh? Wow, again, and thankyou.

Anonymous said...

Hey Kody May! I really love your hats -- They are awsome, but do you have any towel topper patterns? My Mom is Reeeeaaalllyyy hoping that she would get a set for christmas and I want her to be happy. Any ideas???

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jay paul said...

Nice post! Can’t wait for the next one. Keep stuff like this coming.

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