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I first started knitting in May of 2010. My friend Cory taught me how to crochet, and to be honestly, I hated crochet. I still do, but that’s besides the point. I decided shortly after trying and hating crochet that I would learn how to knit.
Knitting cables is something I had always wanted to do, but they always seemed so intimidating to me. One day, I just decided to try them, and they were a lot easier than I thought! A lot of people swear by using cable needles for their cable knitting. Honestly, I haven’t used one for this purpose. I generally just use a double point for it.
So, way back when I started knitting cables, I started writing a pattern for a super easy cable knit hat, but life got in the way and I never finished working on it. It was a combination of a pattern I got from my local yarn shop, and my own. Since I am in the middle of trying to move, I decided to revisit the pattern, mainly because I want to try and clear out my stash. I found it buried in my knitting bag, so I rewrote it and subsequently finished it. My results were pretty nice, so I’d like to share it!
I knit this up using some Gedifra Videra bulky weight in “pastel”. Since it’s a bulky yarn, it was a pretty quick and easy knit! I would recommend sticking to a comparable bulky weight yarn. My favorites are Bernat Softee Chunky and Serenity Chunky weight by Premier. Can you tell I love chunky yarns? Haha.
I’ve also decided to include some links to some helpful videos in my knitting pattern posts! I have a couple favorite channels on Youtube that I defer to when I need a refresher on certain techniques. My main go to channel is The Knit Witch, who also has a handy website. I also like the videos over at Planet Purl.
That being said, if you would like to download the PDF of this pattern, please click here!
Now, here’s some videos that may help you with some of the techniques in this pattern:
slip, slip, knit (SSK)
knit two together (K2tog)
purl two together (P2tog)
cable 6 back (C6B)
Please feel free to leave a comment if you have any questions!