Classic cable bobble hat

A classic cabled beanie worked from the bottom up in an easy but fun to work pattern. A dense gauge combines with slipped stitches and cables to create a richly textured, very warm fabric. The long length works as a slouchy beanie, or fold the ribbed band up for a classic watch cap — and cosy ears.

Decreases are worked into the stitch pattern at a relatively rapid rate for a slightly gathered effect at the crown that works equally well with or without the optional pom-pom.



One pattern repeat is 3 ¾" / 9.5cm wide


Three sizes available from child[adult s–m, adult l–xl].

Finished circumference: 15[18 3/4, 22 1/2]” / 37.5[47, 56.5] cm
Finished length: 71/2[9, 9]” / 19[23, 23]cm

Shown in adult s–m with approximately 2” / 5cm negative ease



Show in Rauwerk (100% Merino Wool, 240 yds / 220m, 100g) in light grey
The suggested yarn has not been washed before spinning and will bloom when the spinning oil is removed. It's described as a dk but after washing feels closer to an aran or heavy worsted. A standard dk yarn can be used but won't create such a thick, cushy fabric.

Needles and notions

US 5 / 3.75mm 16" / 40cm circular and dpns or preferred needles for working small circumferences in the rnd

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