Free Cable Knit Pixie Hat Pattern

Free Cable Knit Pixie Hat Pattern

I decided to get a head start on my fall patterns this year since August and September are my busiest times at work.  I love the look of cables, but I hate knitting cables in the round because there are just too many needles involved!  Really, who can knit with 5 needles and actually enjoy it and not get frustrated?!!  Knitting is my passion and it has to be fun to be worth the time spent, so I came up with this pattern for a cute and simple cable knit pixie hat for my daughter Leanna.  This hat is knit with straight needles, so its a perfect project for anyone who is just learning to knit cables.

Free Cable Knit Pixie Hat Pattern

Free Cable Knit Pixie Hat Pattern

What you will need

Here is what you will need to make this pixie hat:

Gauge

18 stitches, 24 rows = 4 Inches

Sizes:

Baby(Child, Adult)

Abbreviations:

K: Knit

P: Purl

C4B: Cable 4 Back (slip 2 stitches onto your cable needle to the back of your work, knit the next two stitches, then knit the two stitches off of the cable needle).

C4F: Cable 4 Front (slip 2 stitches onto your cable needle to the front of your work, knit the next two stitches, then knit the two stitches off of the cable needle).

Pattern

Cast on 68(88, 108) Stitches.

Rows 1-5: K1, P1 (repeat until end of row) to make 1 X 1 rib stitch for the front of the hat.

Row 6: *P8, K2, P8, K2, Repeat from * 2(3, 4)  more times, P8.

Row 7: *K8, P2, (C4B) twice, P2, Repeat from * 2(3, 4)  more timesK8.

Row 8: *P8, K2, P8, K2, Repeat from * 2(3, 4)  more times, P8.

Row 9:  *K8, P2, K2, C4F, K2, P2, Repeat from * 2(3, 4)  more timesK8.

Repeat rows 6 to 9 until work measures 6(7.5, 9.5) inches.

Cast off work: Knit two, slip first stitch over second.  Repeat until the last stitch is on the hook. Cut yarn and pull through the last stitch (leave a long tail to sew up the seam).

Finishing:

Fold the hat in half and sew up the back seam along the cast off end.

To make the ties, cut 6 long strands of yarn and pass through one of the front corners (I like to use a crochet hook to pull the yarn through).  Pull half way through so that there are 12 strands for braiding.  Split into even sections of 4 and braid to desired length.  Tie a knot to secure.  Repeat for the other corner.

Free Cable Knit Pixie Hat Pattern

Cable Knit Fingerless Gloves Pattern

I hope you enjoyed this pixie hat pattern!  I have written up a pattern for matching fingerless gloves and you can purchase this super cute pattern from my Etsy or Craftsy store!

Cable Knit Fingerless Gloves Pattern Pattern

Cable Knit Fingerless Gloves Pattern

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8 thoughts on “Free Cable Knit Pixie Hat Pattern

  1. So cute! I’ve been looking for something to make for the little four year old girl that I babysit. She loves lime green, and this will be a big hit at her preschool! We need something warm for our climate here in northern Wyoming, and stocking caps don’t seem to stay on little heads. They certainly don’t keep kids’ ears covered in the cold wind. Thanks for this sweet little vintage-looking hat that should be just what we need!

  2. So Cute! I love the stitch pattern and I will be making it very soon.Thank you for sharing the hat pattern I am going to check out the gloves on Friday!

  3. lovely pattern, so simple and easy yet gorgeous for any little girl. Perfect for making for charity fund raising. Thank you

  4. Hi there. Love this timeless soft pink pixie hat. Quick question: what size is the darling young girl wearing in your photos.

  5. This was my first ever pattern that was labeled as “INTERMEDIATE” and I absolutely LOVE it! I felt so accomplished finishing it up. I am definitely making more of these for the winter!

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