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This is the perfect Hat for dreadlocks or big hair, as the cable and ladder stitch design has plenty of stretch and drape. The design also works well with the current casual slouchy look.


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122 [146, 172, 200] yd/112 [134, 158, 183] m
39yd/36m for a 6x6in/15x15cm swatch in St.St.
DK weight, plied yarn

Needles & Notions
Set 3.75mm/UK9/US5 DPNs/Circular or size needed to obtain gauge
Stitch marker as necessary
Tapestry needle
Cable needle

Sample details
Shown in Baah! Yarns Sonoma [233yd/213m per 100g; 100% Merino]

Shown in size 23in/58.5cm on model with 21.5in/54.5cm circumference head

Alternative yarns
Fyberspates Vivacious DK [252yd/230m per 115g; 100% Merino]

22 sts x 36 rows to 4in/10cm on 3.75mm needles over St.St.
22 sts x 36 rows to 4in/10cm on 3.75mm needles over 1x1 Rib, lightly stretched

To fit size: 17 [19, 21, 23] in/43.25 [48.25, 53.25, 58.5] cm
Finished size: 14.5 [16.25, 18.25, 20] in/36.75 [41.25, 46.25, 50.75] cm

Skills required
Knit & purl sts, knitting in the round, increases & decreases, dropped sts, specialist cast-on, cables

Pattern contents
Written & charted instructions; illustrated tutorials for Alternate Cable Cast-on & Cabling Without a Needle


Originally published February 2008; revised & republished October 2015

PDF file size: 3MB

Product code: WW050KScala

Technical editor: Tana Pageler