Pattern of the Week: Christmas Cables for All!

Cables just fit this time of year. Whether you see them on blankets, sweaters, scarves, mittens, or hats, it seems like they’re everywhere—including on the cover of the Winter 2017 issue of Love of Crochet. Kristen TenDyke used an awesome yarn to create a crochet hat and mittens set that’s perfect for keeping your head and hands warm and toasty.

Worked in continuous rounds, the hat and mittens can be created as a set or separately—it’s completely up to you. And check out the yarn for these projects! Green Mountain Spinnery created Mewesic from 100% fine American wool that will give you all the warmth of wool minus the inherent scratchiness of many wool yarns.

Yes, the pattern is rated intermediate. This is because it uses front-post treble crochet (FPtr) and front-post double crochet (FPdc) stitches. Once you master these stitches, however, the remainder of the hat should fly off your hook.

Now that I’ve whetted your appetite, here’s the remaining information for this lovely crochet hat!

FINISHED SIZE 12 (14, 16, 18)” head circumference to be worked with 2 1/2″ negative ease and 5 1/2 (6 3/4 , 7 1/2 , 9)” long.

YARN Green Mountain Spinnery Mewesic (100% fine American wool; 180 yd [165 m]/ 2 oz [58 g]; CYCA #3): #8077 green eyed lady, 1 (1, 2, 2) skeins.

HOOK Size I/9 (5.5 mm) hook. Adjust hook size if necessary to obtain correct gauge.

NOTIONS Removable stitch marker (m); yarn needle.

GAUGE 16 sts and 14 rnds = 4″ in cable patt.

Just to entice you further, here’s a photo of my version of this lovely hat! Yes, the magazine just hit newsstands, but it’s awesome and quick enough that I’m already done. There’s no way I wouldn’t recommend this hat!

crochet hat

What do you think? Have you added this hat to your to-do list? If so, please let me know in the comments or maybe share your progress! I’d love to see your work.

Happy stitching!


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