This pattern has some stretch, so it fits most adult head sizes, ranging from 20” (51 cm) in circumference to 23” (58 cm).
Expression Fiber Arts Buttery Sport yarn
Samples shown in colors: Musing, Grandfather's Library, and Beseech.
1 skein used per hat, approximately 250 yards used.
If those colors aren't available, any from this category will work.
The original sample (taupe color) was made in a now discontinued yarn base.
US size 3 (3.25 mm) 32-40”/80-100 cm circulars if using the Magic Loop Method, or 16”/40 mm circulars and/or DPNS in size needed to acquire gauge.
Adventurous Beginner - For those knitters who are ready to learn some new skills or stitch combinations. Stitches and techniques include knitting in the round, basic cables, and decreasing.
Notes from the designer:
My husband requested a cabled hat, and this is what I created for him. I kept the pattern simple, but that will be your secret. It’s an eye-catching, manly cabled pattern that any guy would love!
- You can use any method of working in the round you prefer to make this hat.
- Hat is worked from the bottom up.
Designed by Chandi Agee
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Customer Reviews 5 (19 Reviews) Write a Review
lovely pattern perfect for anyone and easy to do
I knit this toque for my nephew who just immigrated from the Cayman's to Canada. The pattern was very easy to follow and fit him perfectly. The only change i made was to reduce the number of cast on stitches. He is thrilled with his new hat...still adjusting to our winter weather!!
Easy to follow
Okay, I’m still on the ribbing. But I have read the pattern through, and it seems very clear and the format is easy on the eyes. Thank you!
A pattern that makes you feel proud
I was very intimidated by knitting a cable pattern, but this was very easy to follow with a quick YouTube tutorial for a couple of stitches I didn’t know. I knitted this flat and sewed it together and came out perfect! My boyfriend is a fan and now everyone in my family wants one. When he put it on, I thought, “I can’t believe I made this! Me!” Thanks for this pattern!
man-approved cabled hat
This is a fairly straight forward pattern which results in a very beautiful hat. I think I only repeated the cable 4 times though, instead of 5.
Easy to follow
I was a bit overwhelmed by the lengthy instructions for the decreases, but they turned out easy enough to follow, even for a beginner. The resulting hat is pretty impressive.
Man (or Woman) Approved Hat
Part of the EFA Winter "Alongs" I just love cables, they just make knitted items POP. This was an easy pattern to follow and Chandi has a great You Tube video on how to do cables without a cable needle.
i wanted a pattern like this for a long time. i love cables and this is so neat! easy to do cables. thank you as always!!!!
Man approved hat
Loved the knitting on this hat. My husband loves it. Going to make one for me also. Only mine will be more slouchy.
Man Approved Cable Knit Hat
Very nice pattern, lots of fun for a KAL.
This pattern is fabulous. I had never done a cable, but wanted to make a pretty beanie as a Christmas present for my brother-in-law. This knit up fabulously. The instructions are clear and I made two in four nights. Will totally make it again.
I love cable stitch patterns. This pattern was easy to follow & work. I might shorten the ribbing for my son but other then that absolutely love!
Just started this pattern. So far it looks beautiful and the pattern is easy to read and follow
I am currently knitting the pattern. I really like it. I was looking for a man's hat pattern to make for the men in my life. Thank you for sharing it.
I have not made this hat yet but the pattern looks easy enough. I am making it for my son for Christmas. I will be using the Yak/Merino sport in mushroom
Man Approved Cable Hat
The pattern was easy to follow and my nephew loved it!
I made this as a gift for my dad. It was a fairly quick knit and fun too. The directions were very clear and easy to follow. I'm definitely making this again.
easy to follow and fast to knit
My son chose this pattern for himself, and I was very pleased with the fast knitting and easy-to-follow instructions. I especially like the pattern the corwn decreasing rounds form. Definitely worth its price.
Awesome! I love ALL things expression fiber arts.